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Today in History: October 10

Slide 1 of 13: AP FEED: In 1845, the U.S. Naval Academy was established in Annapolis, Maryland. Image Caption: FILE - This is a May 7, 2007 file photo showing the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md. The U.S. Naval Academy is investigating allegations that three members of its football team sexually assaulted a female midshipman at an off-campus house last year, a Pentagon spokesman said Friday, May 31, 2013, and a lawyer for the woman says she was "ostracized" on campus after she reported it.

1845: Birth of the U.S. Naval Academy

The U.S. Naval Academy opens in Annapolis, Maryland during the American revolution. Known as the Naval School until 1850, it is the second oldest among other five service academies of the U.S., which educates officers for commissioning into United States Marine Corps and the United States Navy.

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