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 - Eugene Levy
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1946: Actor Eugene Levy, best known for his roles in movies such as "Splash," "Best in Show," "Waiting for Guffman" and the "American Pie" series, is born in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

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