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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 - Matthew Modine
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1959: Actor Matthew Modine, best known for his roles in movies like "Vision Quest," "Streamers," "Birdy," "Full Metal Jacket," "Married to the Mob," "Memphis Belle" and "And the Band Played On," is born in Loma Linda, Calif.

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