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This Day in History for March 19 – Nevada Legalizes Gambling and More

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Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1920 – The United States Senate rejects the Treaty of Versailles for the second time (More info)

1931 – The Nevada legislature legalizes gambling in an attempt to lift the state out of the hard times caused by the Great Depression (More info)

1953 – The Academy Awards are first televised (More info)

1957 – Elvis Presley agrees to purchase Graceland for $102,500 (More info)

2003 – President George W. Bush orders the start of war against Iraq (More info)

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