3 Famous Awards With Incredibly Dark Origin Stories

#1. The Pulitzer Prize and an assassination

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“All is vanity, nothing is fair.” — William Makepeace Thackeray

Who doesn’t dream of climbing to the peak of their profession? Almost every industry under the sun has one award or another to recognize doing just that.

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