"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.
1884: Mark Twain's "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" is published for the first time, in the United Kingdom and Canada. The book would be published in America on Feb. 18, 1885.
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