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James Smithson Medal - 12/2/2019

The James Smithson medal was established in 1965 in honor of the 200th anniversary of the English chemist/mineralogist's birth.  The award is given op honor great achievements in art, science, history, education and technology.  It is presented by the Smithsonian Institution which states that it is the organisation's "most prestigious and highest award".

Dozens of people, and a few groups, have been acknowledged with the award over the years, including Sir Edmund Hillary, Stephen Hawking, Billy Joel, Steven Spielberg and ...... James Whitmore.

James Smithson Medal

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