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 - Augusto Pinochet
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2006: Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet, who ruled from 1973 until transferring power to a democratically elected president in 1990, dies of congestive heart failure and pulmonary edema at the age of 91 in Santiago, Chile.

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