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On This Day - December 17, A Shot of History

Get On This Day delivered free to your inbox: 2010 – Mohamed Bouazizi sets himself on fire. This act became the catalyst for the Tunisian Revolution and the wider Arab Spring. 1978 – Manny Pacquiao, Filipino boxer, actor, singer, and politician, is born. 2011 – North Korean dictator, Kim Jong-il, reportedly dies after suffering a heart attack according to state media. 1989 – "The Simpsons" premieres on Fox. Produced by Anne-Sophie Goninet

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