Saturday, December 10, 2016

First Nobel Prize is Awarded

The first Nobel Prize was awarded on December 10, 1901.
December 10, 1901
The very first Nobel Prizes for physics, chemistry, medicine, literature and peace were awarded on this day in 1901 in Stockholm, Sweden. The date is significant because it was the fifth anniversary of Alfred Nobel’s death who was the inventor of dynamite. In his will, he directed that much of his fortune be spent on a fund to give awards to deserving people. No one knows for sure why he even created these awards, but it has been speculated that he created them over his regret of creating lethal uses of his inventions in war.