On this day: December 10

POSTED: 12:41 AM PST Dec 09, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST Dec 09, 2015 

"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 - Grand Ole Opry
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Courtesy of Joshua Nichols

1927: The phrase "Grand Ole Opry" is used for the first time on-air, during the broadcast of the "WSM Barn Dance" from Nashville, Tennessee. The show itself, which had started in November 1925, would soon take on that name.


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