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 - Sergei Rachmaninoff
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Library of Congress

1873: Composer, pianist and conductor Sergei Rachmaninoff, widely considered one of the finest pianists of his day, is born near Great Novgorod in northwestern Russia.


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