11 Things That Happened This Day In History - 3rd April

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Here is a note of 11 things that happened on this day in history

1. 1882 - Outlaw Jesse James is shot in the back by Bob Ford, one of his own gang members, reportedly for the $10,000 reward

2. 1936 - Bruno Hauptmann is electrocuted for the kidnapping and murder of the Lindbergh baby

3. 1948 - President Truman signs the Marshall Plan

4. 1954 - Oxford wins the 100th Boat Race in rough conditions on the River Thames

5. 1968 - Civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. delivers his 'mountaintop' speech to a rally of striking sanitation workers in Memphis, Tenn., less than 24 hours before he is assassinated

6. 1974 - US President Nixon agrees to pay $432,787.13 plus interest in back taxes for the years 1969 through 1972

7. 1987 - The late Duchess of Windsor's jewellery is sold for $50m - six times the expected figure

8. 1993 - The world-famous Grand National steeplechase is declared void after a series of mishaps at the start

9. 1996 - Police in the US arrest a man they believe to be the notorious 'Unabomber' who killed three people and injured 23 others

10. 2004 - Five suspects in the Madrid railway bombings blow themselves up in a building outside the Spanish capital

11. 2011 - Penelope Cruz becomes the first Spanish actress to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Source: BBC, Wikipedia, historyorb.com, infoplease.com, history.co.uk, brainyhistory.com, on-this-day.com

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