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On this day: April 1

POSTED: 09:55 AM PDT Mar 28, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Mar 31, 2014 

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 - Air Force Academy
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U.S. Air Force Public Affairs

1954: President Dwight D. Eisenhower authorizes the creation of the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado. The first class would begin training a year later at a temporary site at Denver's Lowry Air Base while the permanent site was under construction near Colorado Springs.

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