In 1610, Henry Hudson sailed into the body of water now known as Hudson's Bay, believing that he had found the Northwest Passage into the Pacific Ocean. Tower Subway opened in 1870 in London as the world's first underground tube type railway. The Marihuana Tax Act passed on this day in 1937, effectively outlawing marijuana in the United States. Celebrating birthdays today: Alan Whicker, Peter O'Toole, Wes Craven, Isabel Allende and Mary-Louise Parker. It is Republic Day in the Republic of Macedonia.