Milestones

AWARDED

To Peter Higgs and François Englert, the Nobel Prize in Physics for their role in postulating the existence of the Higgs boson--the "God particle"--which was confirmed at CERN's Large Hadron Collider in 2012.

DIED

Ovadia Yosef, 93, prominent rabbi and spiritual leader of Israel's ultra-Orthodox Shas Party, known for his fiery rhetoric and strong appeal to his nation's Sephardic Jews.

DIED

Nicholas Oresko, 96, oldest surviving recipient of the U.S.'s Medal of Honor, awarded to him for single-handedly taking out two German machine-gun positions during the Battle of the Bulge in World War II.

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