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.

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1852: Baseball Hall of Fame first baseman Cap Anson, one of the greatest players of his era and one of the first superstars of the game, is born Adrian Constantine Anson in Marshalltown, Iowa. Anson spent most of his career with what would become the Chicago Cubs franchise, leading the team to five National League pennants in the 1880s, and was the first player to reach 3,000 career hits.


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