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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 17 - Nick Hornby
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1957: Author Nick Hornby, best known for the novels "High Fidelity" and "About a Boy" and the soccer memoir "Fever Pitch," is born in Redhill, Surrey, England.

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