Back To Mobile Site

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 - Mickey Mantle
23 / 37
Public domain

1951: Baseball Hall of Famer Mickey Mantle makes his major league debut with the New York Yankees. After slumping, Mantle would be sent down to the Yankees' top farm team, the Kansas City Blues, where he would remain for 40 games before being called back up. Mantle would go on to hit 536 home runs in his 18 seasons with the Yankees, leading New York to seven World Series titles.

Comments

The views expressed are not those of this company or its affiliated companies. Please note by clicking on "Post" you acknowledge that you have read the Terms Of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. 
blog comments powered by Disqus
Advertisement

Most Popular

Advertisement