On this day: December 17

Published On: Dec 14 2012 03:50:06 PM CST   Updated On: Dec 17 2013 01:00:00 AM CST

France recognizes America as a nation, the Wright brothers take flight, Tiny Tim marries Miss Vicki in front of millions of TV viewers, and Kim Jong-il dies, all on this day.

OTD December 17 - Dorothy Sayers
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1957: English writer Dorothy L. Sayers, best known for her series of mysteries set between World War I and World War II featuring English aristocrat and amateur sleuth Lord Peter Wimsey, dies of a coronary thrombosis at the age of 64 in Witham, Essex, England.

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