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.
2005: Lawyer Johnnie Cochran, best known for his leadership role in the defense and criminal acquittal of O. J. Simpson for the murder of his former wife Nicole Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman, dies of a brain tumor at the age of 67 in Los Angeles, Calif. Cochran, who famously uttered the phrase "If it doesn't fit, you must acquit" during closing arguments in the Simpson trial, also represented Sean Combs, Michael Jackson, Tupac Shakur, Todd Bridges, football player Jim Brown, Snoop Dogg, former heavyweight Champion Riddick Bowe and 1992 Los Angeles riot beating victim Reginald Oliver Denny.
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