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On this day: April 3

Published On: Mar 29 2013 05:52:36 PM CDT   Updated On: Apr 03 2014 01:00:00 AM CDT

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 - Jesse James
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Library of Congress

1882: While standing on a chair to dust a picture frame, the outlaw Jesse James is shot in the back of the head and killed by Robert Ford, a member of the gang living in the James house who was hoping to collect a state reward on James' head.

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