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 - Redman
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1970: Rapper, producer and actor Redman, well known for his collaborations with Method Man, including their starring roles in films and sitcoms, is born Reginald Noble in Newark, N.J. Some of his best known songs include the hits "Time 4 Sum Aksion," "Blow Your Mind," "How High" and "Whateva Man."

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