Monday, December 10, 2012

December 10: Nobel Peace Prize

On this date in History .... 1901:

The first Nobel Peace Prizes are awarded, on the 5th anniversary of Alfred Nobel’s death.  The awards are given annually on Dec 10th.

The first year recipients of the prestigious award were:

·         Literature: Mr. Sully Prudhomme – a French poet

·         Peace: Jean Henry Dunant – a Swiss social activist. The 1864 Geneva Convention was based on his ideas.

·         Peace: Frederic Passy – a French economist, an advocate of free trade; President of the Bureau of Peace in Bern Switzerland

·         Chemistry: Jacobus Henricus van’t Hoff – a Dutch chemist. His work helped found the discipline of physical chemistry today.

·         Physics: Wilhelm Conrad Rontgen – a German physicist who detected radiation in a way that developed the X-ray technology.

·         Medicine: Emil Adolf von Behring – a German physiologist who developed a serum therapy against diphtheria, building a reputation to the studies of immunities.


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