On this day: March 29

Published On: Mar 26 2013 11:37:13 AM CDT   Updated On: Mar 29 2013 01:00:00 AM CDT

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 - Charles Manson
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San Quentin Correctional Center

1971: A Los Angeles, Calif., jury recommends the death penalty for Charles Manson and three female followers who had earlier been convicted of the 1969 Tate-LaBianca murders. However, their sentences would be automatically reduced to life in prison when the California Supreme Court abolished the state's death penalty in February 1972.

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