Friday, December 9, 2011

This Week in History - December 9, 2011

This week marks the 110th anniversary of the Nobel Prize! The first prizes were distributed in the fields of physics, medicine, chemistry, literature, and peace. A prize for economics was introduced in 1968. The prize is named after Alfred Nobel, a Swedish innovator, who donated money after he died to establish the prizes. Past recipients include:

- Barack Obama
- Al Gore
- Jimmy Carter
- Nelson Mandela
- Theodore Roosevelt

For more information, visit http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/first-nobel-prizes-awarded.

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