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 - Arizona Super Bowl
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1991: NFL owners strip Arizona of the 1993 Super Bowl game due to voters rejecting a ballot initiative recognizing Martin Luther King Jr. Day as a holiday in the state. The game, which was scheduled to be played at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Ariz., the home of the Phoenix Cardinals, would instead be played in the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif. Arizona would eventually become the first and only state to popularly vote for and approve Martin Luther King Jr. Day, finally opting to create the holiday by ballot in 1992, and on March 23, 1993, the NFL awarded Super Bowl XXX, to be played in 1996, to Tempe.

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