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 - Aleutian Islands earthquake
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United States Geological Survey

1946: A 8.6-magnitude earthquake near the Aleutian Islands creates a tsunami that strikes the Hawaiian Islands, killing 159 and causing $26 million in damages.

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