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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 - Arthur C Clarke
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2008: English author and inventor Arthur C. Clarke, famous for his short stories and novels, among them 1968's "2001: A Space Odyssey" and 1972's "Rendezvous with Rama," dies of respiratory complications and heart failure at the age of 90 in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

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