"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.
2006: Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet, who ruled from 1973 until transferring power to a democratically elected president in 1990, dies of congestive heart failure and pulmonary edema at the age of 91 in Santiago, Chile.
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