On this day: April 3

Posted: 6:52 PM EDT Mar 29, 2013   Updated: 2:00 AM EDT Apr 03, 2016

The Pony Express begins, outlaw Jesse James is killed, the convicted Lindbergh baby kidnapper dies in the electric chair, the Unabomber is captured, and Iowa legalizes gay marriage, all on this day.

OTD April 3 - Iowa gay marriage
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2009: The Iowa Supreme Court legalizes gay marriage in the state by upholding a lower court's ruling in favor of six same-sex couples who had been denied marriage licenses in the state. Marriage licenses became available to same-sex couples on April 27.

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