In Photos: This Week in History

Dec. 10, 1901: First ever Nobel Prize ceremony

On this day, the first Nobel Prize ceremony was held in Stockholm, Sweden. The list of winners that year included Wilhelm Röntgen (Physics), Jacobus Henricus van t’Hoff (Chemistry), Sally Prudhomme (Literature) and Frédéric Passy (Peace).

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Dec. 10. 1948: UN adopts Human Rights Day

Honoring the United Nations General Assembly’s adoption and proclamation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the day was dedicated by the intergovernmental organization as Human Rights Day.

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Dec. 10, 1950: First African American receives Nobel Prize

Political scientist and diplomat Ralph Bunche became the first African American to be honored with a Nobel Prize for peace, for his endeavors in resolving the Arab-Israeli conflict in Palestine in the 1940s.

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Dec. 11, 1941: Germany and Italy declare war on the US

Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini pledged that their respective nations, together with the third Axis power Japan, was at war with the U.S. on this day. Hitler, making his announcement at the Reichstag in Berlin, Germany, revoked the Tripartite Agreement of 1940 and declared war on America under the obligation to defend Japan.

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