American swashbuckler film “The Mask of Zorro” was released in the United States.
Filming took around one year at Estudios Churubusco in Mexico City, Mexico, and had a $95 million budget. The film grossed a total of $250 million after its release on this day. Due to its success, the film was followed by a sequel, The Legend of Zorro, released in 2005.
Lennon faced deportation from the United States if he did not leave within the given time frame. As a "global" citizen, this was not the first time Lennon had outstayed his welcome in the US. Although his wife Yoko Ono was granted permanent residence, Lennon was not and faced being deported back to the UK if he did not comply with the immigration rules.
The Babington Plot to murder Queen Elizabeth I was discovered by the English secret service on this day.
Anthony Babington was one of the plot's chief conspirators to kill Queen Elizabeth I and replace her with her cousin Mary Queen of Scots. The plot's motive was to restore England to its previous religion, as Queen Elizabeth I was a protestant and Mary Queen of Scots was a Roman Catholic.
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