On this day: March 29

POSTED: 09:37 AM PDT Mar 26, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Mar 28, 2016 

Coca-Cola is brewed for the first time, Elvis Presley begins boot camp, the last U.S. soldiers leave Vietnam, Henry Fonda wins his first and only Oscar, and the Tennessee Lady Vols complete an unbeaten season, all on this day.

OTD March 29 - Julius and Ethel Rosenberg
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1951: Ethel and Julius Rosenberg are convicted of conspiracy to commit espionage during a time of war. The couple, who had been accused of passing information about the atomic bomb to the Soviet Union, would be executed on June 19, 1953, becoming the only two American civilians to be executed for espionage-related activity during the Cold War.


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