On this day: April 1

Published: Mar 28 2013 12:55:08 PM EDT   Updated On: Apr 01 2014 02:00:00 AM EDT

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 - John Forsythe
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2010: Actor John Forsythe, best known for his TV roles in the 1950s sitcom "Bachelor Father" and the 1980s soap opera "Dynasty," dies of pneumonia at the age of 92 in Santa Ynez, Calif. Forsythe, whose birth name was Jacob Lincoln Freund, was also known for voicing the unseen millionaire, Charles Townsend, on the TV crime drama "Charlie's Angels" from 1976 to 1981.

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