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.
1995: U.S. President Bill Clinton signs the $6 billion National Highway Designation Act, part of which would return all speed limit determination authority to the states effective Dec, 8, 1995, effectively ending the federal 55 mph speed limit.
National Archives and Records Administration
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