Check out some of the events that took place on this day in history:
1582 Shakespeare Gains Marriage Licence
In Stratford-upon-Avon, William Shakespeare and Anne Hathaway paid a £40 bond to obtain their marriage licence.
1990 Margaret Thatcher Resigns
British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher resigned as leader of the Conservative Party and, therefore, as Prime Minister. John Major was appointed the new leader of the party and became the new Prime Minister.
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