On this day: March 19

POSTED: 11:49 AM PDT Mar 14, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Mar 18, 2014 

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 - C-SPAN
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C-SPAN

1979: The cable television network C-SPAN goes on the air, just in time to offer the first televised session made available by the U.S. House of Representatives, beginning with a speech by Rep. Al Gore, D-Tenn. The station, whose name stands for Cable-Satellite Public Affairs Network, initially was received by only 3.5 million homes and the network had just three employees.

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