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Sinclair Lewis, American novelist, short-story writer, and playwright, Nobel Prize Laureate (1930), was born 125 years ago, on February 7, 1885.
The poster below, courtesy of the Library of Congress, By the People, For the People: Posters from the WPA, 1936-1943 digital collection, was created by the Federal Theater Div. of W.P.A. artists for the theatrical production of Sinclair Lewis’s “It can’t happen here” in Iowa in 1936.

The Federal Theater Div. of W.P.A. presents It Can't Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis

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Thomas Woodrow Wilson (1856–1924), the 28th President of the United States and Nobel Peace Prize laureate, was born in Staunton, Virginia, on December 28, 1856. The photograph below, courtesy of the Utah State Historical Society Classified Photograph Collection, shows President Woodrow Wilson presenting Victory Loan medals to Boy Scout Troop 51 at the Utah State Capitol.

Woodrow Wilson

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  (1961)

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (1961)


45 years ago, on October 14, 1964, civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr., became the youngest recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize. He donated the $54,000 in prize money to the civil rights movement.
On the photographic portrait above, courtesy of Utah State Historical Society Classified Photograph Collection, Martin Luther King is pictured 3 years before receiving the Nobel Prize, during his visit to Salt Lake City in January 1961.

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Last Saturday, March 14th, the world marked 130th anniversary of Albert Einstein (1879-1955), the most renown physicist in the world, author of the theory of relativity, and a Nobel prize winner.

On the photograph below, Albert Einstein is pictured during his first appearance at a U.S. scientific association, when he discussed Atomic Theory at the 1934 American Association for the Advancement of Science Meeting in Pittsburgh, PA.

Albert Einstein Visits Pittsburgh, 1934

Albert Einstein Visits Pittsburgh, 1934

Albert Einstein Visits Pittsburgh, 1934. Courtesy of Historic Pittsburgh Image Collections, University of Pittsburgh Archives. More information about collection from Opening History aggregation.

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