First pony express service began.
Outlaw Jesse James was shot in the back by Bob Ford, one of his own gang members, reportedly for a $10,000 reward.
"Super Tornado Outbreak" strikes 13 U.S. states.
Unabomber Theodore Kaczynski was arrested.
A suspect in Madrid's March bombings blew up himself and three others.
14-year-old soccer star Freddy Adu became the youngest player in an American professional sport in over a century.