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Today is Nobel Prize Day.

Today's Quote: "For the greatest benefit to mankind", Alfred Nobel, in referencing the reason for the Nobel prizes.


Date When Celebrated : Always December 10

Today is Nobel Prize Day. It is a day in honor of Alfred Nobel, who died on this day in 1895. In his last Will and Testament, Nobel established several categories of prizes for accomplishments made for the betterment of mankind. While his heirs contested the will, Nobel's wishes prevailed and the first prizes were awarded in 1901. They are international recognition awards. The Nobel Prize Foundation Prize controls the determination of award recipients, and the annual presentation of awards. 


What is the Nobel Prize? There are several Nobel prizes awarded each year to recognize academic, culture and scientific advances. One of the most important awards, is the Nobel Peace prize. It is awarded each year on December 10. The Nobel Peace Prize is awarded in Oslo, Norway, to "those who did their best for mankind'. All other Nobel Prizes are awarded in Stockholm, Sweden, also on December 10. All recipients receive a gold medal, a diploma and a monetary gift. No more than 3 recipients can share a prize.

Interestingly, the prizes are not awarded posthumously. But, after a prize is announced, it is still awarded, if the person dies before receiving it.

Today's Quote:  "For the greatest benefit to mankind", Alfred Nobel, in referencing the reason for the Nobel prizes.


Origin of Nobel Prize Day: Nobel prizes have been awarded annually on this date since 1901,


Setting the Record Straight: Our research found a few internet websites incorrectly referring to this as a "National" day. This is totally incorrect. In his Last Will and Testament, Alfred Nobel referred to these international recognition awards  as "for the betterment of Mankind". It is truly an international award in every way.


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