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.
1920: Actor Werner Klemperer, best known for the role of Colonel Klink on the sitcom "Hogan's Heroes," is born in Cologne, Germany. Klemperer and his family fled Germany in 1935 and he began a professional acting career on Broadway after serving in the U.S. Army during World War II. He earned Emmy nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for each year of "Hogan's Heroes'" six seasons, winning the award in 1968 and 1969. He died from cancer at age 80 on Dec. 6, 2000.
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