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This Day In History
Orkney and Shetland are pawned by Norway to Scotland in lieu of a dowry for Margaret of Denmark.
Rossini's opera The Barber of Seville premieres at the Teatro Argentina in Rome.
In New York City the Metropolitan Museum of Art opens.
Tchaikovsky's ballet Swan Lake receives its première performance at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow.
Caroline Mikkelsen becomes the first woman to set foot in Antarctica.
While aboard Friendship 7, John Glenn becomes the first American to orbit the earth, making three orbits in 4 hours, 55 minutes.
Anna Laetitia Barbauld, English poet (d. 1825)
Joshua Slocum, Canadian seaman and adventurer (d. 1909)
Edward Henry Harriman, American railroad executive (d. 1909)
Ansel Adams, American photographer (d. 1984)
Sandy Duncan, American singer and actress
Anthony Head, English actor
Joel Hodgson, American comedian (Mystery Science Theater 3000)
Charles Barkley, American basketball player