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 - Dorothy Lamour
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1914: Actress and singer Dorothy Lamour, best remembered for appearing in the "Road to…" movies, a series of successful comedies starring Bing Crosby and Bob Hope, is born Mary Leta Dorothy Slaton in New Orleans, Louisiana. Lamour died at her North Hollywood home on Sept. 22, 1996, at the age of 81.

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