On this day, December 10, in 1901, on the fifth anniversary of the death of Alfred Nobel, the first Nobel Prizes were awarded. The philanthropist left the bulk of his estate to establish the annual Prize.
Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu, known as Mother Teresa, was born on this day, August 26, in 1910.
On this day, April 3, in 1948, President Harry Truman signed the Marshall Plan, named after General George C. Marshall.
Nobel Prizes are generally awarded today, December 10, the anniversary of Alfred Nobel’s death. In 1938, Pearl Buck became the first American woman to win the Nobel Prize for Literature.
“… it is the best photo that visualizes the humanity of Sakharov and at the same time is the face that most people remember. Karsh’s photo is exactly the one that fits.”
Martin Luther King was born on January 15, 1929. In 1964, King became the youngest recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, which was awarded to him for leading nonviolent resistance to racial prejudice in the U.S.
On this day, January 14, in 1875, Albert Schweitzer was born. Schweitzer was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize of 1952, and his acceptance speech, “The Problem of Peace,” is considered one of the best speeches ever given.
French philosopher, author and journalist Albert Camus was born on this day, November 7, in 1913.
On this day, October 15, in 1990, Mikhail Gorbachev was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize “for his leading role in the peace process which today characterizes important parts of the international community.”
Francois Mauriac, novelist and winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1952, was born on this day, October 11, in 1885.
On this day, October 9, 1975, Dr. Andrei Sakharov was awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace.
Dag Hammarskjold was the youngest person to ever have held the United Nations Secretary-General post, and is one of only four people to be awarded a posthumous Nobel Prize.
As Canada celebrates 150 years, this photo was mentioned by a fan nominating it for “the most Canadian picture ever.”
Author, Nobel Peace Prize Winner, and Auschwitz survivor, Elie Wiesel, died in June, 2016.
The stamp was designed with a photograph by Yousuf Karsh, taken on Mandela’s first visit to Canada in 1990.