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 - Mariner 10
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1974: NASA's Mariner 10 becomes the first spaceprobe to fly by Mercury. This mosaic of Mercury was taken by the spacecraft during its approach. The mosaic consists of 18 images taken at 42-second intervals during a 13-minute period when Mariner 10 was about 124,000 miles from the planet.


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