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.
1981: Airline entrepreneur and pioneer Juan Trippe, who founded Pan American World Airlines, one of the world's most prominent airlines of the 20th century, dies at the age of 81 in New York City.
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