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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 - Ruyard Kipling
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Library of Congress

1907: Ruyard Kipling receives the Nobel Prize in Literature at the age of 41, making him the first English-language writer to receive the prize, and to date he remains its youngest recipient.

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