On this day: March 19

Published On: Mar 14 2013 01:49:34 PM CDT   Updated On: Mar 19 2016 01:00:00 AM CDT

The Tuskegee Airmen are activated, Elvis buys Graceland, Bob Dylan releases his debut album, Texas Western makes college basketball history, and the invasion of Iraq begins, all on this day.

OTD March 19 - Academy Awards
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1953: The Academy Awards ceremony is broadcast on television for the first time. "The Bad and the Beautiful" won five awards that night, but was upstaged by "The Greatest Show on Earth" upsetting "High Noon" for the Oscar for Best Picture.

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