Academy Award-winning Scottish actor Sean Connery is best known for playing 007 in the first James Bond spy movies. He has also starred in an array of other projects, including 'Robin and Marian,' 'The Name of the Rose,' 'The Untouchables,' 'The Hunt for Red October' and 'Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.'
On this day in 1587, Mary, Queen of Scots was executed by her cousin, Queen Elizabeth I. The queen of England had imprisoned Mary for the previous 18 years after she’d fled Scotland. Elizabeth signed Mary’s death warrant after finding out that Catholics had been plotting to assassinate her to restore Mary to power.