On this day: April 17

POSTED: 1:43 PM Apr 15 2013   UPDATED: 2:00 AM Apr 17 2016

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 - West Texas explosion
1 / 37
Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

2013: An explosion at the West Fertilizer Company storage and distribution facility in West, Texas, while emergency services personnel were responding to a fire at the facility, leaves at least 15 people dead, with more than 160 injured and more than 150 buildings damaged or destroyed.

Popular now on WCYB.com

Around The Watercooler

Cop delivers pizza after delivery driver injured in accident

A police officer in Michigan protected and served to the best of his ability when he took over for a pizza delivery driver who was injured in a car accident, UPI reports.

Sheep or lamb on farm

Sheep eat cannabis plants, terrorize town

A group of sheep in South Wales are stirring up trouble after officials suspect they have ingested cannabis plants that were dumped by an illegal cannabis factory, UPI reports.

burrito

Customs officers find meth hidden in burritos

An Arizona woman was arrested Friday after U.S. Customs and Border Protection found two packages of meth disguised as burritos, UPI reports.

Honey bee

Bees chase car for 2 days to rescue queen

A swarm of bees tracked down an SUV in which its queen bee was trapped inside.

Gorilla-zoo

Gorilla moons zoo visitors

A gorilla at the Como Park Zoo in St. Paul, Minnesota apparently didn't want to be watched, banging the glass and mooning zoo visitors.

advertisement

Email Sign-Up

advertisement