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2011: After the failure of Muammar Gaddafi's forces to take Benghazi during the Libyan civil war, the French Air Force launches Operation Harmattan, beginning foreign military intervention in Libya.
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.
The Hawaii Emergency Management Agency says that 260 Big Island homes were damaged from Tropical Storm Iselle.
A hiker in Utah has discovered a new collection of footprints left behind 125 million years ago by a number of different dinosaurs.