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.
1873: Composer, pianist and conductor Sergei Rachmaninoff, widely considered one of the finest pianists of his day, is born near Great Novgorod in north-western Russia.
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