On this day: December 10

POSTED: 12:41 AM PST Dec 09, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST Dec 09, 2014 

"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 - Ed Wood
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1978: Filmmaker Edward D. Wood Jr., known for his low-budget films in the 1950s, including "Glen or Glenda" and "Plan 9 from Outer Space," dies of a heart attack at the age of 54 in Los Angeles.

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