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.
1960: TIROS-1, the world's first weather satellite, is launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida, and provides the first televised picture from space. The satellite was operational for only 78 days before suffering an electrical system failure on June 15, 1960, but proved that satellites could be a useful tools for surveying global weather conditions from space.
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