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.
1950: American author Edgar Rice Burroughs, best known for his creation of the jungle hero Tarzan and the heroic Mars adventurer John Carter, dies of a heart attack at the age of 74 in Encino, Calif.
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