Philip Van Der Hoff was a middle-aged man with a known heart condition. There was no autopsy. His body was released to the mortuary this afternoon. Flowers are to be sent to the McTierney Brothers Funeral Home.
Congratulations to Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi who won the 95th Nobel Peace Prize on today for their work promoting education rights for children. The Nobel prize is named for Alfred Nobel. An eponym is a word that comes from a name, and few words are as famous in science as Nobel, courtesy of the Nobel Prizes that bear his name. One hundred and three years ago Swedish chemist and industrialist Alfred Nobel died at the age of sixty three. Although he was an incredibly prolific scientist and businessman, he is chiefly remembered as the inventor of dynamite. Five years after his death, the first Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to Frédéric Passy, co-founder of the Inter-Parliamentary Union along with Henry Dunant, who was founder of the International Committee of the Red Cross. The first NobelPrize in Literature was awarded to poet Sully Prudhomme, causing the first Nobel scandal as many expected the great Russian novelist Lev Tolstoy to win. The first Nobel Prize in Physics went to Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen and the first prize for Chemistry went to Jacobus van’t Hoff.
Today the Nobel Prize is known as the prize recognising and rewarding the greatest achievement in science, literature, economics and Peace.
Image of Alfred Nobel in the public domain, photo by Gösta Florman (1831–1900) / The Royal Library.