On this day: December 10

Published On: Dec 09 2012 02:41:09 AM CST   Updated On: Dec 10 2014 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 - Emily Dickinson
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1830: Poet Emily Dickinson, whose work would mostly go unpublished during her life but is today considered to be a major American poet, is born in Amherst, Massachusetts.

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