On this day: March 19

POSTED: 2:49 PM Mar 14 2013   UPDATED: 2:00 AM Mar 19 2016

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- Fred Phelps
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Westboro Baptist Church

2014: Fred Phelps, the American pastor who founded the Westboro Baptist Church, dies of natural causes at age 84 in Topeka, Kansas. Phelps and Westboro, an independent Baptist church based in Topeka, became infamous for his vehemently anti-gay activism, which included the picketing of funerals of homosexuals and soldiers.

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