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.
1948: The Polaroid Land Camera first goes on sale, at a Boston department store, for $89.75. This first model would be sold through 1953, and was the first commercially successful self-developing camera system. A sepia-colored photograph took about one minute to produce.
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