On this day: April 1

POSTED: 09:55 AM PDT Mar 28, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Mar 31, 2015 

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 - Edgar Wallace
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1875: Writer Edgar Wallace, most famous as the co-creator of King Kong, writing the early screenplay and story for the 1933 movie, is born in London, England.


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