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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
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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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    Benjamin Franklin dies, Daffy Duck makes his debut, the Bay of Pigs invasion begins, the ill-fated Apollo 13 returns to Earth, and two Los Angeles police officers are convicted in the Rodney King beating, all on this day.