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.
1948: Broadcast journalist Wolf Blitzer, a CNN reporter since 1990 whose team's coverage of the first Gulf War in Kuwait won a CableACE Award and made him a household name, is born in Augsburg, Germany.
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