"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.
1878: Henry Wells, the American businessman who co-founded Wells Fargo and American Express, dies two days short of his 73rd birthday in Glasgow, Scotland.
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National Portrait Gallery, London
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