March 29th, 1951:
In New York, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg are convicted of conspiracy to commit espionage for passing nuclear secrets to the Soviet Union.
They die in the electric chair two years later --- the first American civilians to be executed for espionage.
Army Lieutenant William Calley, Junior is convicted of murdering Vietnamese civilians in the My Lai (me lye) massacre during the Vietnam War.
Correspondent Morgan Beatty...
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Calley ends up serving three-and-a-half years under house arrest at his quarters at Fort Benning, Georgia.
The last U.S. combat troops leave South Vietnam, ending America's direct military role in the Vietnam War.
Two years later, South Vietnam --- including its capital, Saigon --- falls to North Vietnamese forces.
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Attorney Johnnie Cochran dies in Los Angeles at age 67.
Cocrhan was best known for his successful, and controversial, defense of OJ Simpson during his murder trial.
Today in History, March 29th --- ___ ___, The Associated Press.