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TODAY IN HISTORY

Adv03 For release Thursday, April 3

1882: Outlaw Jesse James was shot to death in St. Joseph, Mo., by Robert Ford, a member of James' gang.

1944: The U.S. Supreme Court, in Smith v. Allwright, struck down a Democratic Party of Texas rule that allowed only white voters to participate in Democratic primaries.

1973: The first handheld portable telephone was demonstrated in New York City by Motorola and Bell Labs.

Adv03 For release Thursday, April 3 04/02/14 [Last modified: Wednesday, April 2, 2014 4:54pm]

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