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.
1957: Elvis Presley buys the Memphis, Tennessee, 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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