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.
1783: Author Washington Irving, best known for his short stories "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" and "Rip Van Winkle," is born in New York City.
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