On this day: April 1

Published On: Mar 28 2013 11:55:08 AM CDT   Updated On: Apr 01 2014 01:00:00 AM CDT

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 - Debbie Reynolds
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1932: Actress and singer Debbie Reynolds, best known for movies such as "Singin' in the Rain,' "Tammy and the Bachelor" and "The Unsinkable Molly Brown," is born in El Paso, Texas. Reynolds, who earned an Oscar nomination for her performance in "The Unsinkable Molly Brown," is also the mother of "Star Wars" actress Carrie Fisher through her first marriage, to pop singer Eddie Fisher.

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