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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 - transcontinental flight
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1911: The first transcontinental flight across the United States is completed with Calbraith Perry Rodgers, who began the flight on Sept. 17, 1911, in Sheepshead Bay, N.Y., landing in Long Beach, Calif., and symbolically taxiing into the Pacific Ocean.

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