On this day: December 10

Published On: Dec 09 2012 02:41:09 AM CST   Updated On: Dec 10 2013 01:00:00 AM CST

"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.

OTD December 10 - Teddy Roosevelt
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1906: U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt wins the Nobel Peace Prize for negotiating an end to the Russo-Japanese War, becoming the first American to win a Nobel Prize.

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