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.
1994: Animator, film director and producer Walter Lantz, best known for founding Walter Lantz Productions and creating Woody Woodpecker, dies of heart failure at the age of 94 in Burbank, California. He's seen here in 1990.
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