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Today is the anniversary of Alfred Nobel's death.
His life is commemorated each year on December 10 by the awarding of the prizes he endowed.
Happy Anniversary

Born:  October 21, 1833
in Stockholm, Sweden

Died:  December 10, 1896
in San Remo, Italy

The year 2002 was the 200th anniversary of the birth of Niels Henrik Abel, the outstanding Norwegian mathematician. To mark this occasion the Government of Norway, at the suggestion of the Department of Mathematics at the University of Oslo, has undertaken to establish an Abel Prize in Mathematics, following the model of the Nobel prizes.  The Abel prize has been funded by a $200 million (US$) endowment.