On this day: December 10

Published On: Dec 09 2012 02:41:09 AM CST   Updated On: Dec 10 2015 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 - Selma Lagerlof
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1909: Swedish author Selma Lagerlöf becomes the first female writer to win the Nobel Prize in Literature. In awarding her the prize, the Swedish Academy called out the "lofty idealism, vivid imagination and spiritual perception that characterize her writings."

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