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 - Melvil Dewey
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1851: Melvil Dewey, the American librarian famous for creating the Dewey Decimal Classification system, is born in Adams Center, N.Y.

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