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 - Lawrence of Arabia
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1962: David Lean's epic adventure drama "Lawrence of Arabia" premieres in London, England. The movie, which starred Peter O'Toole as British Army officer T.E. Lawrence, depicts Lawrence's experiences in Arabia during World War I. It would go on to earn seven Academy Awards out of 10 nomination, including Best Picture and Best Director.


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