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 - Cy Young
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Library of Congress

1867: Hall of Fame baseball pitcher Cy Young, considered one of the greatest pitchers ever to play the game, is born in Gilmore, Ohio. Young would earn 511 wins in his career, the most in major-league history. The Cy Young Award was created one year after his death in 1955 to honor the previous season's best MLB pitcher.


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