Today in history – March 19, 2020

1918 – Congress establishes time zones and approves daylight saving time.

1931 – Gambling is legalized in Nevada.

1941 – The 99th Pursuit Squadron also known as the Tuskegee Airmen, the first all-black unit of the U.S. Army Air Corps, is activated.

1942 – With World War II underway, all U.S. men between the ages of 45 and 64 were ordered to register with draft boards in what was sometimes called the “old man’s draft.”

1962 – Bob Dylan releases his first album.

1966 – Texas Western becomes the first college basketball team to win the NCAA championship with an all-black starting lineup.

1979 – The House of Representatives begins broadcasting its day-to-day business via C-SPAN.

1987 – Televangelist Jim Bakker resigns as head of the PTL Club due to a brewing sex scandal; he hands over control to Jerry Falwell.