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.
1984: Prince's "I Would Die 4 U" becomes the fourth single from the album "Purple Rain." The song would reach No. 8 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart.
National Archives and Records Administration
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