On this day: April 17

POSTED: 10:43 AM PDT Apr 15, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Apr 16, 2014 

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. Here, Bonds hugs his godfather and former Giants legend Willie Mays, who also hit 500 home runs, while Willie McCovey stands with them as another 500 hitter.

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