On this day: April 17

POSTED: 10:43 AM PDT Apr 15, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Apr 16, 2016 

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 - Harry Reasoner
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1923: Journalist Harry Reasoner, a founder of the "60 Minutes" new program, is born in Dakota City, Iowa. He died at age 68 on Aug. 6, 1991, from a blood clot in the brain received from a fall at his home in Westport, Connecticut.


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