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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 - Dan Blocker
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1928: Actor Dan Blocker, best known for his role as Eric "Hoss" Cartwright in the western TV series "Bonanza," is born in DeKalb, Texas. Blocker, who was also a Korean War veteran, died at age 43 of a pulmonary embolism following gallbladder surgery on May 13, 1972.

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