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Also on this day: 1860: The first Pony Express began at St Joseph, Missouri, across the United States to Sacremento, California ; 1922: Stalin appointed General Secretary of the Communist Party; 1930: Haile Selassie proclaimed Emperor of Ethiopia; 1936: Bruno Richard Hauptmann executed for Lindbergh baby murder; 1949: The Arabic nations concluded an armistice with Israel; 1981: The Brixton riots began; 1991: Death of novelist Henry Graham Greene.
Anniversaries: 1860: The first Pony Express began at St Joseph, Missouri, across the United States to California; 1882: outlaw Jesse James died after being shot in the back; 1922: Stalin appointed General Secretary of the Communist Party; Bruno Richard Hauptmann executed for Lindbergh baby murder; 1949: The Arabic nations concluded an armistice with Israel; 1981: The Brixton riots began; 1991: Death of novelist Henry Graham Greene.