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.
1989: Romanian gymnast Nadia Comaneci, the first person in Olympic Games history to score a perfect 10 in gymnastics, which she did at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, escapes her homeland into Hungary. The five-time Olympic gold medalist, seen here in 1977, would eventually make her way to New York City and settle in the United States, becoming a naturalized American citizen in 2001.
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