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 - V-1 flying bomb
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1945: During World War II, the last German V-1 flying bomb hits England, striking a field near the village of Datchworth in Hertfordshire. The attack was the last enemy-action incident of any kind on British soil. Here a German crew can be seen rolling out a V-1 bomb for launch in 1944.


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