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 - Richard Pryor
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2005: Comedian and actor Richard Pryor, known for his concert movies and recordings and for movie roles such as "The Toy," "Silver Streak," "Brewster's Millions" and "The Wiz," dies of a heart attack at the age of 65 in Encino, Calif.

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