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 - Tiny Tim marriage
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1969: More than 21 million television viewers tune in to watch entertainer Tiny Tim marry Victoria Mae Budinger, aka Miss Vicki, on "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson."

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