On this day: April 3

Published On: Mar 29 2013 05:52:36 PM CDT   Updated On: Apr 03 2015 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 - Eddie Murphy
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1961: Actor and comedian Eddie Murphy, best known for movies such as "Beverly Hills Cop," "The Nutty Professor," "Dreamgirls" and "Shrek," is born in Brooklyn, New York.

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