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.
Bruno Hauptmann was electrocuted for the kidnapping and murder of the Lindbergh baby.
President Truman signed the Marshall Plan, which would foster the recovery of war-torn Europe.
"Super Tornado Outbreak" strikes 13 U.S. states.
U.S. commerce secretary Ronald Brown died in plane crash in Croatia.
A suspect in Madrid's March bombings blew up himself and three others.
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