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.
1997: Tara Lipinski, age 14 years and 10 months, becomes the youngest woman to win a world figure skating title. Less than a year later, in Nagano, Japan, she would also become the youngest individual gold medalist in the history of the Winter Olympics.
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