On This Date, April 17th

On this date in 1741, Samuel Chase, a signer of the Declaration of Independence, was born.

And also on this date, in 1790, Benjamin Franklin died.

And on this day, in 1960, a U.K. car accident killed singer Eddie Cochran and injured singer Gene Vincent.

Also on this day, in 1961, the Bay of Pigs invasion began into Cuba.

And also on this day, in 1964, the Ford Mustang made its world debut at the World’s Fair.

And today, in 1975, Cambodia fell to the Khmer Rouge.

Also today, in 2002, “General Hospital” aired it’s 10,000th episode.

And also today, in 2014, internationally acclaimed author, Gabriel Garcia Marquez died at 87.

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