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 - Lon Chaney
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1883: Actor Lon Chaney Sr., known for his starring roles in such silent horror films as "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" and "The Phantom of the Opera," is born Leonidas Frank Chaney in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Chaney earned the nickname "The Man of a Thousand Faces" for his ability to transform himself using makeup techniques he developed.

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