April 3 | Facts

April 3 | Facts

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.

2004

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

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