"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.
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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