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 - Comet Hale-Bopp
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U.S. Navy

1997: The Comet Hale-Bopp has its closest approach to Earth, passing within about 122 million miles.

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