On this day: April 1

Published On: Mar 28 2013 11:55:08 AM CDT   Updated On: Apr 01 2016 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 - Wrigley
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Wrigley Company

1891: The Wrigley Company is founded in Chicago. The company originally sold products such as soap and baking powder, but began packaging chewing gum with each can of baking powder in 1892. The gum eventually became more popular than the baking powder itself and Wrigley's reoriented the company to produce the popular chewing gum.

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