"Huckleberry Finn" is first published, the first Nobel Prizes are awarded, the first transcontinental flight ends, Playboy debuts, and "Avatar" premieres in theaters, all on this day.
1896: Swedish inventor Alfred Nobel, who used his fortune from his 350 patenting inventions, including dynamite, to posthumously institute the Nobel Prizes, dies of a cerebral hemorrhage at the age of 63 in Sanremo, Italy.
Jessica Rinaldi / Reuters
It's easy to upload your photos and/or videos on News8000.com. Once you do, we'll share your upload with the community!