On this day: March 22

Published On: Mar 18 2013 02:02:06 PM CDT   Updated On: Mar 22 2016 01:00:00 AM CDT

Thomas Jefferson becomes the first secretary of state, the Dachau concentration camp opens, The Beatles release their first album, and the Comet Hale-Bopp does a fly-by, all on this day.

OTD March 22 - WAC Corporal
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1946: The first American-designed rocket to reach space, WAC Corporal, climbs to 50 miles after launch from White Sands Proving Ground in New Mexico.

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