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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 - Mahmoud Abbas
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Mohamad Torokman/Reuters

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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