On this day: December 17

POSTED: 01:50 PM PST Dec 14, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST Dec 16, 2015 

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 - Squeaky Fromme
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Courtesy of Newsweek

1975: Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme is found guilty by a federal jury in Sacramento, California, for trying to assassinate U.S. President Gerald Ford on Sept. 5. She would be sentenced to life in prison, but was paroled from a Texas prison hospital on Aug. 14, 2009, after more than three decades behind bars.


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