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.
1984: A day before his 45th birthday, soul music legend Marvin Gaye is shot dead by his father after intervening in an argument between his parents over misplaced business documents. Saying that he shot his son because he feared for his life after he struck him during the argument, Marvin Gaye Sr. pleaded no contest to a voluntary manslaughter charge and received a six-year suspended sentence and five years probation.
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