The Daily News | March 29

John Burroughs, American naturalist and author, died, 1921
Coca-Cola introduced, 1886
Vera Brittain, writer (“Testament of Youth”), died, 1970
John Partridge death hoax, 1708
First Knights of Columbus charter granted (Connecticut), 1882
Jack Benny’s radio debut, 1932
Emanuel Swedenborg, Swedish scientist and philosopher, died, 1772
Last US troops left South Vietnam, 1973
Michael Milken, junk bond king, indicted on securities fraud, 1989
Mexico’s El Chinchon volcano erupted, 1982
23rd Amendment to the US Constitution (DC residents vote) ratified, 1961
Annunzio Paolo Mantovani, conductor, died, 1980
Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “The King and I” opened on Broadway, 1951
Mariner 10 (US) made first flyby of Mercury, 1974
Lt. William Calley found guilty of the murder of 22 civilians in Vietnam, 1971
Vesta (asteriod at Bremen) discovered (Olbers), 1807
Committee on Assassinations released its report that JFK shooting was a conspiracy, 1979
Madagascar rebelled against French colonization, 1947
First wedding at the White House (Mrs. Lucy Payne Washington (sister-in-law to James Madison) and Thomas Dodd, Supreme Court Justice), 1812
Swedish settled Christiana (Wilmington) Delaware, 1638