Society: Arts and Science – November 11

Today is International Thanksgiving Day! A day to celebrate your life in a special way…
This also a day to celebrate peace on the anniversary of the ending of World War II. To all combatants in all wars, thank you for your service.

Swedish and Norwegian committees bestow Nobel Prizes in recognition of cultural or scientific advances. In 1895, the will of Swedish inventor Alfred Nobel established the prizes.
Alfred Hermann Fried was born on this date in 1864. He was an Austrian pacifist, publicist, journalist, co-founder of the German peace movement, and winner (with Tobias Asser) of the Nobel Prize for Peace in 1911.
Artturi Ilmari Virtanen died on this date in 1973. He was a Finnish chemist and recipient of the 1945 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.