On this day: April 1

Posted: 12:55 PM EDT Mar 28, 2013   Updated: 2:00 AM EDT Apr 01, 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 - Cynthia Lennon
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2015: Cynthia Lennon, the first wife of the late Beatle John Lennon and mother of Julian Lennon, dies of cancer at age 75 in Calvià, Majorca, Spain. She was married to John Lennon from August 1962 until he left her for Japanese avant-garde conceptual artist Yoko Ono. She's seen here with Julian Lennon in June 2006.

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