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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 - Edmond Rostand
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Library of Congress

1868: Edmond Rostand, the poet and dramatist best known for his play "Cyrano de Bergerac," is born in Marseille, France.

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