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 - 1956 tornadoes
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1956: The western half of the Lower Peninsula of Michigan is struck by a four tornadoes, including a deadly F5 tornado that devastated the cities of Hudsonville and Standale and left 20 people dead. Other tornadoes part of the same system killed another nine people in Wisconsin, three in Tennessee and one in Kentucky.

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