On this day: April 3

POSTED: 03:52 PM PDT Mar 29, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Apr 02, 2016 

The Pony Express begins, outlaw Jesse James is killed, the convicted Lindbergh baby kidnapper dies in the electric chair, the Unabomber is captured, and Iowa legalizes gay marriage, all on this day.

OTD April 3 - Ron Brown
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U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Randy Yackiel

1996: A U.S. Air Force airplane carrying Secretary of Commerce Ron Brown crashes in Croatia, killing all 35 on board. Brown, the first black man to head up the U.S. Department of Commerce, was 54 when he died.


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