On this day: December 17

Published On: Dec 14 2012 03:50:06 PM CST   Updated On: Dec 17 2015 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 - Ernie Hudson
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1945: Actor Ernie Hudson, best known for his role in "Ghostbusters," is born in Benton Harbor, Michigan. Hudson has also had roles in movies such as "The Crow" and "The Hand that Rocks the Cradle" and in the HBO prison series "Oz."

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