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This Day in History for April 3

This Day In History1790 – Revenue Marine Service (US Coast Guard) created.

1860 – Pony Express between St. Joseph, Mo. & Sacramento, California.

1882 – American outlaw Jesse James is killed by Robert Ford at home in St. Joseph.

1908 – Frank Gotch wins world heavyweight wrestling championship in 2 hours.

1910 – Highest mountain in North America, Alaska’s Mt. McKinley claimed to have been 1st climbed by 4 local men.

1918 – US House of Representatives accepts American Creed written by William Tyler.

1927 – Interstate Commerce Commission transfers Ohio to Eastern time zone.

1945 – US 1st army conquers Hofgeismar.

1948 – US President Harry Truman signs Marshall Plan ($5B aid to 16 European countries).

1954 – “Me & Juliet” closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 358 performances.

1958 – Fidel Castro’s rebels attacked Havana.

1962 – Jockey Eddie Arcaro retires after 31 years (24,092 races).

1965 – 1st atomic powered spacecraft (snap) launched.

1966 – Tom Seaver signs with the Mets for a reported $50,000 bonus.

1973 – The first portable cell phone is made in New York City, United States.

1983 – 2nd NCAA Women’s Basketball Championship: USC beats Louisiana Tech 69-67.

1986 – US national debt hits $2,000,000,000,000.

1987 – Bill Elliott sets NASCAR qualifying record of 212.809 mph at Talladega.

1994 – 6th Seniors Golf Tradition: Ray Floyd won.

2006 – 68th NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship: Florida beats UCLA 73-57.

2012 – US President Barack Obama officially secures Democratic presidential nomination.

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