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Calendar for April 3rd, 2013

Born 1783: Washington Irving (author)

1829: James Carrington patented a coffee mill

Born 1837: John Burroughs (naturalist)

1860: The Pony Express began postal service

1882: The outlaw Jesse James was shot and killed by Robert Ford, a member of James' gang

Died 1882: Jesse James (outlaw)

Died 1897: Johannes Brahms (composer)

1898: During the gold rush, a deadly avalanche occurred along Chilkoot Pass in Alaska

1920: F. Scott Fitzgerald and Zelda Sayre were married

Born 1922: Doris Day (actress & singer)

Born 1924: Marlon Brando (actor)

1936: Bruno Hauptmann was executed for the kidnap-murder of the Lindbergh baby

Born 1942: Wayne Newton (singer)

1953: The first national issue of TV Guide was published

Born 1958: Alec Baldwin (actor)

Born 1959: David Hyde Pierce (actor)

Born 1961: Eddie Murphy (actor)

1978: Woody Allen's film Annie Hall won four Academy Awards, including that for Best Picture

Born 1986: Amanda Bynes (actress)

Died 1990: Sarah Vaughn (jazz singer)

Died 1991: Graham Greene (writer)

2007: A French train broke the world speed record for conventional rail trains, reaching 357.2 mph

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