Major Events of 1921
World Heavyweight Championship Jack Dempsey
SODDY, FREDERICK, Great Britain, Oxford University, b. 1877, d. 1956: "for his contributions to our knowledge of the chemistry of radioactive substances, and his investigations into the origin and nature of isotopes"
ANATOLE FRANCE (pen-name of THIBAULT, JACQUES ANATOLE), France, b. 1844, d. 1924: "in recognition of his brilliant literary achievements, characterized as they are by a nobility of style, a profound human sympathy, grace, and a true Gallic temperament"
The prize was divided equally between: BRANTING, KARL HJALMAR, Sweden, b. 1860, d. 1925: Prime Minister. Swedish Delegate to the Conseil de la SociŽtŽ des Nations (Council of the League of Nations). LANGE, CHRISTIAN L., Norway, b. 1869, d. 1938: Secretary General of the Inter-Parliamentary Union, Brussels.
Physiology or Medicine
The prize money was allocated to the Special Fund of this prize section.
EINSTEIN, ALBERT, Germany and Switzerland, Kaiser-Wilhelm Institut (now Max-Planck-Institut) fŸr Physik, Berlin, b. 1879, d. 1955: "for his services to Theoretical Physics, and especially for his discovery of the law of the photoelectric effect"
Drama: Zona Gale ... "Miss Lulu Bett"
Fiction: Edith Wharton ... "The Age of Innocence"
History: William Sowden Sims with Burton J. Hendrick ... "The Victory at Sea"
Public Service: "Boston Post"