On this day: April 1

POSTED: 09:55 AM PDT Mar 28, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Mar 31, 2016 

The ruins of Pompeii are discovered, Apple Computer starts up, Marvin Gaye is shot and killed by his father, and U.S. Army Pfc. Jessica Lynch is rescued from Iraq, all on this day.

OTD April 1 - Toshiro Mifune
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1920: Actor Toshiro Mifune, best known for his 16-film collaboration with filmmaker Akira Kurosawa, including such movies as "Rashomon" (pictured), "Seven Samurai" and "Yojimbo," is born in Tsingtao, China. He died of multiple organ failure at age 77 on Dec. 24, 1997.


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