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 - Appamattox Campaign
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1865: In the Battle of Lewis's Farm, Union forces under Maj. Gen. Philip Sheridan (pictured) move to flank Confederate forces under Gen. Robert E. Lee as the Appomattox Campaign begins. The campaign would culminate in the surrender of Lee's Army of Northern Virginia and the effective end of the American Civil War.


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