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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 - Sean Bean
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1959: Actor Sean Bean, best known for portraying Boromir in "The Lord of the Rings" film trilogy and Eddard Stark in the HBO television series "Game of Thrones," is born in Sheffield, West Riding of Yorkshire, England. Bean has also appeared in movies such as "GoldenEye," "Troy" and "National Treasure" (pictured).

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