On this day: July 11

POSTED: 9:33 AM Jul 09 2012   UPDATED: 12:00 AM Jul 11 2014

A vice president duels for honor, the Marine Corps is re-established, a folk singer debuts, a space station plummets to Earth, and Martin Luther King earns a posthumous honor, all on this day.

OTD July 11 - Air Force Academy Cadets
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U.S. Air Force

1955: The first class for the U.S. Air Force Academy is sworn in at a temporary site at Denver's Lowry Air Base while the permanent site is under construction near Colorado Springs. Here cadets from the first class line up for physical training.

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