On this day: March 19

Published On: Mar 14 2013 01:49:34 PM CDT   Updated On: Mar 19 2014 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 - Graceland
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1957: Elvis Presley buys the Memphis, Tenn., mansion he called Graceland. Graceland would grow from 10,266 square feet when originally bought by Presley to 17,552 square feet today.

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