On March 19, 2003, the United States, along with coalition forces primarily from the United Kingdom, initiates war on Iraq. President Bush and his advisors built much of their case for war on the idea that Iraq, under dictator Saddam Hussein, possessed or was in the process of building weapons of mass destruction. On March 19,1931, the Nevada state legislature, in an attempt to lift the state out of the hard times of the Great Depression, votes to legalize gambling. On March 19, 1966, Texas Western College defeats the University of Kentucky in the NCAA men’s college basketball finals. It is the first time an all-black starting five had won the NCAA championship.