On This Day

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Did You Know?

National Geographic magazine publishes for the 1st time

On This Day in 1888

Famous Weddings

  • 1791 Prince Willem Frederick (later King of Netherlands) marries his cousin princess Frederica Louise Wilhelmine of Prussia
  • 1884 Politician William Jennings Bryan (24) weds Mary sweetheart Elizabeth Baird
  • 1913 Writer and poet Vita Sackville-West (21) marries diplomat Harold Nicolson (26)
  • 1949 Television host and comedian Johnny Carson (23) weds Joan Morrill Wolcott (23) at the North Platte Episcopalian Church
  • 1984 Actress Sigourney Weaver (34) weds filmmaker Jim Simpson (28)
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