Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1397 – Geoffrey Chaucer tells the ‘Canterbury Tales’ for the first time at the court of Richard II (More info)

1961 – A group of CIA financed and trained Cuban exiles lands at the Bay of Pigs in Cuba with the aim of ousting Fidel Castro (More info)

1964 – The Ford Mustang is officially unveiled at the World’s Fair in Flushing Meadows, NY (More info)

1969 – Sirhan Sirhan is convicted of assassinating Robert F. Kennedy (More info)

1970 – The ill-fated Apollo 13 spacecraft returns safely to Earth (More info)

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