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On this day: April 3

POSTED: 03:52 PM PDT Mar 29, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Apr 02, 2014 

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 - Pony Express
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1860: The first successful United States Pony Express run from Saint Joseph, Mo., to Sacramento, Calif., begins. The Pony Express would last a year and a half before the first transcontinental telegraph system put it out of business.

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