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On this day: March 22

Published On: Mar 18 2013 02:02:06 PM CDT   Updated On: Mar 22 2013 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 - Reese Witherspoon
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1976: Actress Reese Witherspoon, best known for movies such as "Election," "Legally Blonde," "Sweet Home Alabama," "Walk the Line" and "Water for Elephants," is born Laura Jeanne Reese Witherspoon in New Orleans, La. Witherspoon won an Academy Award, Golden Globe, BAFTA and Screen Actors Guild Award for portraying country music legend June Carter Cash in "Walk the Line."

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