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 - Battle of Okinawa
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1945: United States troops land on Okinawa in Operation Iceberg, the last campaign of World War II. The 82-day-long battle lasted until mid-June and was the largest amphibious assault in the Pacific War of World War II.

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