Known for his apportionment of moral force and nuance, Hammarskjöld has been referred to as one of the two best secretaries-general, and his appointment has been mentioned as one of the most notable successes for the UN. He is one of only four people to be awarded a posthumous Nobel Prize, and is the only UN secretary-general to die in office.
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On this day in 1994, grunge icon Kurt Donald Cobain of the band Nirvana dies of a self-inflicted gunshot wound at his home in Seattle. In March of the same year he was hospitalized in Rome after overdosing and slipping into a coma in what was later characterized as a failed suicide attempt. One month […]
On this day in 1948, President Harry S Truman signs the Marshall Plan into law. Officially it was entitled the European Recovery Program, an American initiative to aid Western Europe with over $13 billion in economic assistance for a Western European rebuild after the end of World War 2. Perhaps a touch more cynically, it […]