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.
1999: Wayne Gretzky of the New York Rangers scores the last of his National Hockey League record 894 regular season goals in a home game against the New York Islanders. The goal was one of only nine "The Great One" scored in his 20th and final NHL season.
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