On this day: December 10

POSTED: 12:41 AM PST Dec 09, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST Dec 09, 2015 

"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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Emilio Kopaitic via Wikimedia Commons

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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