In 1926, Professor B.S. Hopkins of the University of Illinois became the first American to discover a new chemical element! Or not. "Illinium," named after his state, turned out to be contaminated didymium. The elusive element 61 was finally discovered in 1945 by scientists at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, who called it promethium, after the brave Titan who stole fire from the gods.
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