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 - General Hospital
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1963: The soap operas "General Hospital" and "Doctors" premiere. "Doctors" would run for 5,280 episodes before ending on Dec. 31, 1982, while "General Hospital" is still going today after more than 12,000 episodes. Here "General Hospital" stars John Beradino and Emily McLaughlin celebrate the show's 10th anniversary in 1973.

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