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.
1990: A day after Britain's conservatives chose John Major to succeed Margaret Thatcher as their party leader, Major is summoned to Buckingham Palace and appointed Thatcher's successor as prime minister.
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