On this day: April 17

POSTED: 10:43 AM PDT Apr 15, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Apr 16, 2015 

Benjamin Franklin dies, Daffy Duck makes his debut, the Bay of Pigs invasion begins, the ill-fated Apollo 13 returns to Earth, and two Los Angeles police officers are convicted in the Rodney King beating, all on this day.

OTD April 17 - Barry Bonds
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2001: Barry Bonds of the San Francisco Giants hits his 500th career home run, becoming the 17th major leaguer to reach the mark.


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