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.
1907: In Haverhill, Massachusetts, scrap-metal dealer Louis B. Mayer opens his first movie theater. Mayer would buy more theaters before moving to California to start his own production company, which eventually became Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, or MGM studios. Mayer, seen here with Joan Crawford in 1953, is generally cited as the creator of the "star system" within MGM in its golden years.
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