This Day in History

April 3rd in History

The Pony Express begins and the first Jack the Ripper murder takes place! It's also the birthday of Boss Tweed (above), as well as Washington Irving, Marlon Brando, and Doris Day. Jesse James, Johannes Brahms, and Charles Goren died. But most importantly, on this date in history Yuknoom Yich'aak K'ahk' becomes king of Calakmul!

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Quote of the Day

"I don't care who does the electing, so long as I get to do the nominating."

Willliam M. "Boss" Tweed, politician born April 3, 1823