Three billion trees, millions of fiery words, and one Nobel Peace Prize later, Wangari Maathai has died in Kenya.
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Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Toni Morrison and Reuben Award-winning cartoonist Johnny Hart were born on this very same day in 1931.
President Barack Obama has accepted the Nobel Peace Prize for 2009. The LA Times has the full transcript. A few highlights:
“The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided that the Nobel Peace Prize for 2009 is to be awarded to President Barack Obama for his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples. The Committee has attached special importance to Obama’s vision of and work for a world without nuclear weapons.”From the official announcement from the Nobel Peace Prize committee.