April 3

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

Unabomber Theodore Kaczynski was arrested.

2004

A suspect in Madrid's March bombings blew up himself and three others.

2004

14-year-old soccer star Freddy Adu became the youngest player in an American professional sport in over a century.

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