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 - Mahmoud Abbas
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2003: Mahmoud Abbas accepts the new position of Palestinian prime minister. Abbas would go on to win election in 2005 to replace Yasser Arafat as president of the Palestinian National Authority.

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