April 6, 1894
Three men convicted of carrying out what proved to be the last train robbery in Arkansas were hanged outside the city jail in Newport (Jackson County). The robbery took place in the small town of Olyphant (Jackson County), when bandits robbed the seven-car Train No. 51 of the St. Louis, Iron Mountain and Southern Railway, killing the Irish-born conductor, William P. McNally, in a shootout. The train had been pulled off to a side track so that the Cannonball Express, a much faster train, could pass. What followed the robbery was a sensationalized manhunt and the execution of three of the four bandits involved in the incident; the fourth served as a witness against the others.