On this day: December 17

POSTED: 01:50 PM PST Dec 14, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST Dec 16, 2014 
Wright brothers' first powered flight, 1903

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.