Archive for April 1st, 2015

ESTABLISHED ON THIS DAY IN 1954

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The
United States Air Force Academy (above) is a military academy for
officer candidates for the
United States Air Force. Its campus is located immediately north of Colorado Springs in El Paso County, Colorado. The Academy is one of the largest tourist attractions in Colorado, attracting
more than a million visitors each year.

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VETERAN ACTRESS IS 86 TODAY

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Jane Powell (born Suzanne Lorraine Burce in Portland, Oregon)

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Singer, dancer, and actress Jane Powell is still active in television
and theater.

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A SPECIAL DAY FOR SOME

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The earliest recorded association between April 1 and some of the jokes, hoaxes,
and pranks of the day can be found in Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales (1392).

Some writers suggest that the restoration of January 1 as New Year’s Day in the
16th century was responsible for the holiday’s creation, but this theory does not
explain the existence of some earlier references.

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RECAPPING PAST NEWS EVENTS

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Mike Gracia

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Marvin Gaye (Marvin Pentz Gay Jr.)
(April 2, 1939 – April 1, 1984)

          

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PET ROCK CREATOR HAS DIED AT 78

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JACKSONVILLE, Ore. (AP) –  Gary Ross Dahl, the creator of the wildly popular
1970s fad the Pet Rock, has died at age 78 in southern Oregon.

Dahl’s wife, Marguerite Dahl, confirmed Tuesday that her husband of 40 years
died March 23 of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

The smooth stones came packed in a cardboard box containing a tongue-in-
cheek instruction pamphlet for "care and feeding." Dahl estimated he had sold
1.5 million of them at roughly $4 each by the time the fad fizzled. The Pet Rock
required no work and no time commitment.

Born Dec. 18, 1936, in Bottineau, North Dakota, Dahl was raised in Spokane, Washington.

In 1975, he was a Los Gatos, California, advertising executive when he came
up with the Pet Rock idea.

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