On this day: December 10

POSTED: 12:41 AM PST December 9, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST December 9, 2013 
Nobel Prize medallion

"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.