December 17


Events

Today's Trivia December 17, 1903: Wright Brothers

1903 Wright Brothers The Wright brothers have their first controlled, powered, heavier-than-air flight. Orville flies their plane for 12 seconds near Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. Later that day, his brother Wilbur flew for 59 seconds. There is evidence that Gustave Whitehead made a powered, heavier-than-air-flight two years earlier.



1969 Tiny Tim Marries Miss Vicky Tiny Tim marries 17-year-old Victoria May Budinger live on The Tonight Show. This was the highest-rated talk show episode ever up to then, drawing over 40 million viewers. Tiny Tim was known for his falsetto/ukulele version of Tip Toe Thru' The Tulips With Me.


Births

Today's Trivia December 17, 1936: Francis

1936 Francis (Jorge Mario Bergoglio), 266th Pope (2013‑). Francis is the first Jesuit pope, the first from the Americas, the first from the Southern Hemisphere, and the first non-European pope since 741.



 


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