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 - Kenneth Branagh
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1960: Actor and director Kenneth Branagh, best known for acting in movies such as "Henry V," "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets" and "My Week With Marilyn," and for directing movies like "Mary Shelley's Frankenstein" and "Thor" (pictured), is born in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

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