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 - Sam Walton
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1918: Sam Walton, the businessman who founded the retailers Walmart and Sam's Club, is born in Kingfisher, Oklahoma. Walton, seen here in the David H. Hickman High School yearbook in 1936, died of multiple myeloma, a type of blood cancer, at the age of 74 on April 5, 1992.


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