On this day: March 29

Published On: Mar 26 2013 11:37:13 AM CDT   Updated On: Mar 29 2016 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 - Georges Seurat
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1891: Georges Seurat, the French Post-Impressionist painter and draftsman known for his innovative use of drawing media and for devising the technique of painting known as pointillism, dies at the age of 31 in Paris, France. The cause of his death is uncertain, and has been variously attributed to a form of meningitis, pneumonia, infectious angina and diphtheria. Seurat's "A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte" is one of the icons of late 19th-century painting.

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