Magellan reaches the Pacific, William Shakespeare gets hitched, the Grand Ole Opry debuts, Olympic gymnast Nadia Comaneci defects, and Jeffrey Dahmer is killed in prison, all on this day.
1929: Berry Gordy Jr., a record producer and the founder of the Motown record label, is born in Detroit, Mich.
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