On this day: April 3

Published On: Mar 29 2013 05:52:36 PM CDT   Updated On: Apr 03 2016 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 - Marshall Plan
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Harry S. Truman Library

1948: President Harry S. Truman signs the Marshall Plan, authorizing $5 billion in aid to help rebuild European economies after World War II.

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