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This Day In History: 04/03/1860 - Pony Express Begins

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Jesse James, one of the most wanted bank and train robbers was shot in the back by one of his gang members for the reward on April 3rd. Russ Mitchell recaps this and other events that occurred on April 3rd in this video clip from This Day In History. The day before Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated, April 3, he gave his famous mountain speech. A resolution to end the Gulf War was passed by the UN Security Council, and the fasted mail service at the time in the west, The Pony Express, began on this day.