It all happened in one day – April 3.
April 3, 1860 – The first successful Unites States Pony Express run from Saint Joseph, Missouri, to Sacramento, California, begins.
April 3, 1865 – In the Civil War, Union forces capture Richmond, Virginia, the capital of the Confederate States of America, signaling an end to the war between the states.
April 3, 1882 – In the American old west, outlaw Jesse James is killed by Robert Ford. (Some claimed he actually escaped and died in Texas some 40 years later.)
April 3, 1948 – President Harry S. Truman signs the Marshall Plan, authorizing $5 billion in aid for 16 different countries.
April 3, 1968 – Civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr., delivers his famous “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop” speech, shortly before his assassination.
A lot can happen in a day. And on this day in history – April 3 – a lot has happened. But this particular April 3 has never come this way before, and it will never return to us again. So go out and make today the best April 3 you ever had.
A lot can happen – in one day.