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Nichols, William Henry (09 January 1852–21 February 1930), industrial chemist and entrepreneur, was born in Brooklyn, New York, the son of George Henry Nichols and Sarah Elizabeth Harris, a Quaker. He attended the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn from 1865 to 1868, when it was still effectively a preparatory school and where he was first exposed to and fascinated by the study of chemistry. After several months at Cornell University, he was asked to leave when he refused to reveal the names of his cohorts in allegedly placing a team of horses and a cart on a dormitory roof. Nichols moved in 1869 to New York University, where ...

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Smalley, Richard (Rick) (6 June 1943–28 Oct. 2005), chemist, entrepreneur, and Nobel laureate, was born Richard Errett Smalley in Akron, Ohio to Frank Dudley Smalley, Jr. and Esther Virginia Rhoads. His parents were from Kansas City, and moved the family back when Smalley was three. When Smalley was fourteen, Sputnik was launched, leading to reforms in American science education which encouraged Smalley and many of his generation to become scientists. He also claimed inspiration from a maternal aunt, Sara Jane Rhoads, a chemistry professor at the University of Wyoming....