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 - Pompeii ruins
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1748: The ruins of Pompeii, the Roman city buried in the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in A.D. 79, are found as the result of intentional excavations by the Spanish military engineer Rocque Joaquin de Alcubierre.


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