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 - Emily Dickinson
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1830: Poet Emily Dickinson, whose work would mostly go unpublished during her life but is today considered to be a major American poet, is born in Amherst, Mass.

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