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.
1757: Poet and artist William Blake, now considered a seminal figure in the history of both the poetry and visual arts of the Romantic Age, is born in London, England.
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