On this day: April 3

Published: Mar 29 2013 06:52:36 PM EDT   Updated On: Apr 03 2014 02:00:00 AM EDT

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
1 / 44
Enrique Castro-Mendivil/Reuters

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.

Advertisement

Most Viewed on WFMZ.com

Advertisement
 

Slideshow Of The Day

  • Spring Hill sinkhole

    WTSP

    World's craziest sinkholes

    A 120-foot-wide sinkhole has swallowed part of a city street in Florida. Here's a look at some of the world's craziest sinkholes.

On this Day

  • Soviet cosmonaut dogs Dezik and Tsygan

    Russian Federal Space Agency

    On this day: July 22

    Wiley Post completes the first solo flight around the world, John Dillinger is gunned down behind a Chicago theater, two Soviet dogs become cosmonauts, and Prince George arrives to great fanfare, all on this day.