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 - transcontinental flight
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1911: The first transcontinental flight across the United States is completed with Calbraith Perry Rodgers, who began the flight on Sept. 17, 1911, in Sheepshead Bay, New York, landing in Long Beach, California, and symbolically taxiing into the Pacific Ocean.


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