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On This Day: April 03rd

This is 93rd day of the year and 272 days remain in the year.

in history
1860
First pony express service began.
1882
Outlaw Jesse James was shot in the back by Bob Ford, one of his own gang members, reportedly for a $10,000 reward.
1930

Ras Tafari became Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia.

1936
Bruno Hauptmann was electrocuted for the kidnapping and murder of the Lindbergh baby.
1948
President Truman signed the Marshall Plan, which would foster the recovery of war-torn Europe.
1974
"Super Tornado Outbreak" strikes 13 U.S. states.
1996
U.S. commerce secretary Ronald Brown died in plane crash in Croatia.
1996
2004
14-year-old soccer star Freddy Adu became the youngest player in an American professional sport in over a century.
2004
A suspect in Madrid's March bombings blew up himself and three others.
April 03 BirthdaysWashington Irving

1783–1859, American author and diplomat, born in New York City.


Eddie Murphyactor
Henry Robinson Lucepublisher
Mary Carpentereducator
Marlon Brandoactor
Jane Goodallethnologist
Virgil “Gus” Grissomastronaut
William Marcy Tweedpolitician



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