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
Her younger sister, Annie, became a researcher on HIV/AIDS at the University of California, San Francisco. Who is she?
Today's Birthday Horoscope
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