On this day: March 22

POSTED: 12:02 PM PDT Mar 18, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Mar 21, 2013 

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 - Exxon Vadez
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U.S. Navy

1990: A jury in Anchorage, Alaska, finds former tanker captain Joseph Hazelwood innocent of three major charges in connection with the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill, but convicts him of a minor charge of negligent discharge of oil. He was fined $50,000 and sentenced to 1,000 hours of community service.

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