This Day in History: 1917-06-04
(June 04, 1917)
The first Pulitzer Prizes are given out: Laura E. Richards, Maude H. Elliott, and Florence Hall are awarded the first Pulitzer Prizes for biography (for Julia Ward Howe). For his work With Americans of Past and Present Days, Jean Jules Jusserand won the first Pulitzer Prize in history. Herbert B. Swope is awarded the first Pulitzer Prize in journalism for his work for the New York World.