On this day: April 17

Published On: Apr 15 2013 12:43:44 PM CDT   Updated On: Apr 17 2014 01:00:00 AM CDT

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 12 - Rooney Mara
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1985: Actress Rooney Mara, best known for movies such as "The Social Network," "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" and "Side Effects," is born in Bedford, N.Y.

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