Route 66 Buzz-April 3rd, Today in History

Photograph by McKay Savage, London, United Kingdom

  • April 3, 1973, the first handheld portable telephone was demonstrated
  • 1882, the assassination of Jesses James by the coward Robert Ford in Saint Joseph, Missouri.
  • 1936, Bruno Hauptmann was electrocuted for the kidnapping and murder of Charles Lindbergh, Junior.

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Rick Hammer

Rick Hammer

Rick Hammer was born in Joplin, Missouri along Route 66, schooled in Saint Paul, Minnesota at Macalester College. Writing has driven him to 16 countries.