"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.
1907: Ruyard Kipling receives the Nobel Prize in Literature at the age of 41, making him the first English-language writer to receive the prize, and to date he remains its youngest recipient.
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