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 - Louis L'Amour
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1908: Author Louis L'Amour, best known for his 89 novels, most of them in the western genre, is born Louis Dearborn LaMoore in Jamestown, N.D. He died of lung cancer at age 80 on June 10, 1988.

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