"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.
1964: In Oslo, Norway, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. accepts the Nobel Peace Prize. King was the youngest person to ever win the award, which was awarded to him for leading non-violent resistance to racial prejudice in the United States.
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