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On this day: December 10

Published On: Dec 09 2012 02:41:09 AM CST   Updated On: Dec 10 2013 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 - Barack Obama
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2009: President Barack Obama accepts the Nobel Peace Prize, using his 36-minute acceptance speech to discuss the tensions between war and peace and the idea of a "just war."

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