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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 - William Shatner
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1931: Actor William Shatner, best known for playing Capt. James T. Kirk in the original "Star Trek" TV series and seven movies, is born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Shatner is also known for his TV roles in "T.J. Hooker," "Rescue 911," "The Practice" and "Boston Legal."

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