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 - Huckleberry Finn
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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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