On This Day – 10th of December

Posted on: Fri 10 Dec 2021

In 1901, the very first Nobel prize was awarded. The prizes in physics, chemistry, physiology or medicine, literature, and, of course, the coveted peace prize were endowed by the estate of Alfred Nobel, a Swedish chemist, engineer, inventor, businessman, and philanthropist.

In 1996, Nelson Mandela signed a new South African Constitution, a fundamental part of the negotiations to end apartheid in South Africa.

In 1967, King of Soul, Otis Redding, was killed when his tour plane crashed into Lake Monona in Wisconsin at age 26.

Breakfast producer Shannon Pearce joins Breakfast’s Tom Mann and Zoe Kounadis about what happened today in history.

Image: Store Norske Leksikon

Produced by Shannon Pearce


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