On this day: December 10

Published On: Dec 09 2012 02:41:09 AM CST   Updated On: Dec 10 2014 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 - Playboy
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Playboy

1953: Hugh Hefner publishes the first Playboy magazine with an investment of $7,600. The first issue, which featured Marilyn Monroe on the cover and was undated because Hefner wasn't sure if there was going to be a second issue, sold for 50 cents.

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