Nottingham element: Nottingham, New Hampshire
Nottingham is a town in Rockingham County, New Hampshire, United States. The population was 4,785 at the 2010 census. It is the location of Pawtuckaway State Park.
Incorporated in 1722 by Lieutenant Governor John Wentworth, Nottingham was named for Daniel Finch, 2nd Earl of Nottingham. The earl was a close friend of Samuel Shute and Joseph Dudley, previous colonial governors of New Hampshire. Among the grantees was Peregrine White, descendant of Peregrine White of the Mayflower, the first child of English parentage born in New England. At one time, the town had 17 watermills in operation.
The town was site of a massacre in September 1747, when Elizabeth Simpson, Robert Beard and Nathaniel Folsom were slain by Indians of the Winnipesaukee tribe.
Scientific element: Nihonium
Nihonium is a radioactive, synthetic element about which little is known.
It is classified as a metal and is expected to be solid at room temperature.
The name refers to the Japanese name for Japan.
A highly radioactive metal, of which only a few atoms have ever been made
It was discovered by scientists from RIKEN (The Institute of Physical and Chemical Research) in Japan in 2015.
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