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 - Out of Africa
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Universal Pictures

1985: The drama "Out of Africa," starring Meryl Streep and Robert Redford and directed by Sydney Pollack, premieres in Los Angeles, Calif. The movie would go on to earn 11 Academy Award nominations, winning seven, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Cinematography and Best Adapted Screenplay.

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