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 - Alfred Nobel
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1896: Swedish inventor Alfred Nobel, who used his fortune from his 350 patenting inventions, including dynamite, to posthumously institute the Nobel Prizes, dies of a cerebral hemorrhage at the age of 63 in Sanremo, Italy.

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