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22/05/1927 Hungarian-American chemist George A. Olah is born

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In Hungarian, his name was Oláh György. He belonged to the group of prominent Hungarian scientists who emigrated to the United States in the early half of the 20th century, often nicknamed The Martians. In 1960s Olah isolated the carbonium ions, usually called carbocations. This discovery has opened a new area of economically important hydrocarbon research.
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