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.
1582: In Stratford-upon-Avon, England, William Shakespeare and Anne Hathaway pay a bond for their marriage license. It is believed they were married the same day or soon after.
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