1973 - DynaTAC 8000X, first handheld mobile phone, tested
1948 - President Harry S. Truman signs into law the Foreign Assistance Act, more commonly known as the "Marshall Plan"
1922 - Joseph Stalin became the first General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.
1865 - Outlaw Jesse James shot to death in St. Joseph, Missouri, by one of his gang
1860 - Pony Express mail service begins operating between Sacramento, California and St. Joseph Missouri. It was the fastest mail service before telegraph was invented.
This Day In Business
2010 - Apple's iPad goes on sale for the first time, creating a frenzy and changing the world of tablet computing forever.
2009 - Fast & Furious debuts as the top-selling car movie
1865 - The Capital of the Confederate States of America, Richmond, VA, is captured by the Union.
1995 - UCLA returns to glory as they defeat the Arkansas Razorbacks in NCAA championship.
April 3rd Holiday
Tweed Day (Scotland) - Celebrating fashionable woolen clothing that originated in Scotland. Also celebrating some of the ways our lives are weaved together.
Today's Birthday Trivia
She has written two books, including an autobiography. She wrote an autobiographical play titled Wishful Drinking. Who is she?
Today's Birthday Horoscope
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