The Only Things That Happened on This Day in History
1948 President Truman signed the Marshall Plan, which allocated more than $5 billion in aid for 16 European countries.
1860 The Pony Express began service between St. Joseph, Mo., and Sacramento, Calif.
1882 Outlaw Jesse James was shot to death in St. Joseph, Mo., by Robert Ford, a member of his gang.
1996 Unabomber Theodore Kaczynski was arrested.
1998 The Dow Jones industrial average climbed above 9,000 for the first time.