April 3 | Facts
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.
Ras Tafari became Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia.
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.