Archive for April 1st, 2011

AIR FORCE ACADEMY ~ FORMED ON THIS DATE IN 1954

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The U.S. Congress passed legislation in 1954 to begin construction of an Air Force Academy, and President Eisenhower signed it into law on 1 April of that year. The 
legislation established an advisory commission to determine the site of the new 
school.  Among the panel members were Charles Lindbergh, and Lieutenant
General Herbert R. Harmon, who later became the Academy’s first superintendent. A
total of 582 sites were considered and the winner was Colorado Springs, Colorado. It
was announced by the Secretary of the Air Force, Harold E. Talbott in June of 1954. 

 

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ALI MACGRAW IS 73 TODAY

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Actress Ali MacGraw is best known for her role in the 1970 romantic
drama Love Story, for which she won a Golden Globe and received
an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress. She gained notice
in Goodbye, Columbus (1969).

 

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ALI ON TIME
January 11, 1971 issue of Time magazine

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APPLE COMPUTER BEGAN OPERATIONS ON THIS DATE IN 1976

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Apple was established on April 1, 1976 in Cupertino, California by Steve Jobs
(above), along with Steve Wozniak, and Ronald Wayne (pictured below), to
sell the Apple l personal computer kit. They were hand-built by computer
engineer Wozniak and first shown to the public at the Homebrew Computer
Club, a group of hobbyist in Silicon Valley. The Apple I went on sale in July
of 1976.
Note: The first Apple logo (shown on the above manual) featured Isaac
Newton sitting under an apple tree. 
             

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Steve Wozniak

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Ronald Wayne

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Steve Jobs in 1984 with the Macintosh computer

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Steve Jobs today

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TODAY IS THE FIRST DAY OF APRIL!

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A ticket to "Washing the Lions" in London from 1857. One of the first  traditional April Fools pranks was recorded from as far back as 1698.

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PORTLAND’S JANE POWELL IS 82 TODAY

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Jane Powell, a singer, dancer and actress was born Suzanne Lorraine Burce
in Portland, Oeg. Her parents were Paul E. Burce, a Wonder Bread employee,
and Eileen Baker Burce, a housewife. Powell began dance lessons at the age
of two. She rose to fame locally as a singer and was signed to Metro-Goldwyn-
Mayer while still in her teens. She was soon cast in musicals such as Royal
Wedding
, with Fred Astaire, A Date with Judy, with the late Elizabeth Taylor,
and Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, with Howard Keel. Her movie career
was replaced with a busy theater and television career in the late 1950s. As
of 2010, Powell lives with her fifth husband, former child star Dickie Moore,
in New York City and Connecticut, and is still active in stage and TV work.

 

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Jane Powell with husband Dickie Moore

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Fred Astaire with Jane Powell

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