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 - 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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