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 - Phil Niekro
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1939: Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Phil Niekro, whose 318 career victories are the most by a knuckleball pitcher, is born in Blaine, Ohio. The five-time All-Star pitched most of his career for the Milwaukee/Atlanta Braves, including tossing a no-hitter on Aug. 5, 1973. He also pitched for the Yankees, Indians and Blue Jays in his 24-year career.


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