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 - Pearl Bailey
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Library of Congress

1918: Actress and singer Pearl Bailey, best known for her Broadway work and roles in movies like "Carmen Jones," "Porgy and Bess" and "St. Louis Blues," is born in Southampton County, Virginia. Bailey also had her own television show during the 1970s and provided voices for animated works such as "Tubby the Tuba" and Disney's "The Fox and the Hound." She died of arteriosclerotic coronary artery disease at age 72 on Aug. 17, 1990.


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