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First Nobel Prizes:December 10, 1901

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posted on Dec, 10 2004 @ 07:02 PM

The first Nobel Prizes are awarded in Stockholm, Sweden, in the fields of physics, chemistry, medicine, literature, and peace. The ceremony came on the fifth anniversary of the death of Alfred Nobel, the Swedish inventor of dynamite and other high explosives. In his will, Nobel directed that the bulk of his vast fortune be placed in a fund in which the interest would be "annually distributed in the form of prizes to those who, during the preceding year, shall have conferred the greatest benefit on mankind."

Although Nobel offered no public reason for his creation of the prizes, it is widely believed that he did so out of moral regret over the increasingly lethal uses of his inventions in war.

Shouldn't ATS come up with a simmilar thing for it's most devoted member of the year..I don't know about this whole year's most inventive,atristic or consistant member,but so far as I've noticed 'Pisky' surely gets my vote...The member has the been awarded with best blog content, funnyiest blog and came second on best designed blog after the geath Zed.
So Pisky here's my Vote....

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KingLizard edited to remove ALL-CAPS from the thread title.

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posted on Dec, 10 2004 @ 09:30 PM

This is the link where the info originated from for the innitial thread here above...

But other great people have their aniversary today like the great Otis Redding,who died in a plane crash at age 26..R.I.P.

December 10th 1978 Miura Isshu, Zen teacher, Hakuin Rinzai line, dies at 75

December 10th 1983 Patrick O'Moore, actor (Jungle Gents), dies at 74

May their souls rest in peace,and chant a hym for us all in these troubled times..

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posted on Dec, 11 2004 @ 01:58 AM
The 2004 Nobel Peace Prize winner, Wangari Maathai.

Professor Maathai is the first African woman and environmentalist to win the prestigious award.

The 64-year-old was honoured for her campaign to save Africa's trees and for promoting social, economic and cultural reforms that are ecologically viable.

Prof Maathai is the founder of the Green Belt Movement, which has planted 20-30 million trees in Africa to counter forest loss and slow the spread of the deserts.

The movement went on to campaign on education, nutrition and other issues important to women.

She was elected as an MP in Kenya in 2002, and became deputy environment minister in 2003.

Prof Maathai beat a record 194 nominations, including former chief United Nations weapons inspector Hans Blix and the head of the UN energy watchdog, Mohamed El Baradei, to win the prize.


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