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.
1832: German writer and scientist Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, best known for his tragic play "Faust," dies at age 82 in Weimar, Germany.
Courtesy of NOAA/Institute for Exploration/University of Rhode Island
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