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.
1995: Cosmonaut Valeri Polyakov returns to Earth after setting a record of 438 straight days in space on the Mir space station.
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