On this day: December 10

POSTED: 12:41 AM PST Dec 09, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST Dec 09, 2013 

"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 - Michael Clarke Duncan
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1957: Actor Michael Clarke Duncan, best known for his Academy Award-nominated role in "The Green Mile," as well as for roles in movies such as "Armageddon," "The Whole Nine Yards" and "Daredevil," is born in Chicago, Ill. He died at age 54 on Sept. 3, 2012, nearly two months after suffering a heart attack that had left him hospitalized.

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