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Calendar for April 3rd, 2014

1780s

  • Born 1783: Washington Irving (author)

  • 1820s

  • 1829: James Carrington patented a coffee mill

  • 1830s

  • Born 1837: John Burroughs (naturalist)

  • 1860s

  • 1860: The Pony Express began postal service

  • 1880s

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

  • Died 1882: Jesse James (outlaw)

  • 1890s

  • Died 1897: Johannes Brahms (composer)

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

  • 1920s

  • 1920: F. Scott Fitzgerald and Zelda Sayre were married

  • Born 1922: Doris Day (actress & singer)

  • Born 1924: Marlon Brando (actor)

  • 1930s

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

  • 1940s

  • Born 1942: Wayne Newton (singer)

  • 1950s

  • 1953: The first national issue of TV Guide was published

  • Born 1958: Alec Baldwin (actor)

  • Born 1959: David Hyde Pierce (actor)

  • 1960s

  • Born 1961: Eddie Murphy (actor)

  • 1970s

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

  • 1980s

  • Born 1986: Amanda Bynes (actress)

  • 1990s

  • Died 1990: Sarah Vaughn (jazz singer)

  • Died 1991: Graham Greene (writer)

  • 2000s

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


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