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 - Jerrie Mock
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WomenAviators.org

1964: Landing in Columbus, Ohio, Jerrie Mock becomes the first woman to circumnavigate the world by air. The trip took 29 days, 21 stopovers and almost 22,860 miles.

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