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 - Wyatt Earp
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1848: Wyatt Earp, an Old West law officer best known for his part in the 1881 gunfight at the O.K. Corral, is born in Monmouth, Ill. Earp was a city policeman in Wichita, Kan., and Dodge City, Kan., before becoming a deputy sheriff and deputy U.S. marshal in Tombstone, Ariz.


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