This Day In History: 1968-07-28

Otto Hahn, German physical chemist who, with the radiochemist Fritz Strassmann, is credited with the discovery of nuclear fission, died aged 89. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1944 and shared the Enrico Fermi Award in 1966 with Strassmann and Lise Meitner. Element 105 carries the name hahnium in recognition of his work.