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 - Susan Boyle
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1961: Singer Susan Boyle is born in Blackburn, West Lothian, Scotland. Boyle became famous after an April 2009 appearance on the TV show "Britain's Got Talent" and her first album, "I Dreamed a Dream," debuted as the No. 1 best-selling album on charts around the globe in November 2009.


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