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.
1893: In New Zealand's general election, women vote for the first time ever in a national election. This Tribute to the Suffragettes memorial in Christchurch, New Zealand, honors the country's suffragettes, including (from left to right) Amey Daldy, Kate Sheppard, Ada Wells and Harriet Morison.
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