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.
1944: Singer Tony Orlando, best known as the lead singer of the 1970s group Tony Orlando and Dawn, is born Michael Anthony Orlando Cassavitis in New York City. Tony Orlando and Dawn recorded the hit songs "Knock Three Times" and "Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree."
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