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 - Jennifer Jones
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2009: Actress Jennifer Jones, who won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in 1943's "The Song of Bernadette," dies at age 90 in Malibu, California. She was also nominated for another four Oscars in her career, including for 1955's "Love is a Many Splendored Thing" (pictured).

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