On This Day

Historical Events

  • 1508 Maximilian I proclaimed Holy Roman Emperor,though 1st Emperor in centuries not to be crowned by the Pope
  • 1778 France recognizes USA, signs Treaty of Alliance in Paris; 1st US treaty
  • 1819 Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles founds freeport harbor Singapore
  • 1952 Queen Elizabeth II succeeds King George VI to the British throne
  • 1992 The S├ími people of the far northern Nordic countries have an official day celebrating their existence.

Did You Know?

"Monopoly" board game goes on sale for 1st time

On This Day in 1935

Famous Weddings

  • 1843 Frontiersman Kit Carson (33) weds Josefa Jaramillo (14) at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church
  • 1949 Diplomat Henry Kissinger (25) weds Ann Fleisher (23) in Washington Heights, Manhattan
  • 1995 "The Beach Boys" leader and chief songwriter Brian Wilson (52) weds former model Melinda Ledbetter (47) at Palos Verdes in Peninsula, California
  • 2009 "The L Word" actress Sarah Shahi (29) weds actor Steve Howey (31) in Las Vegas, Nevada

Famous Divorces

  • 2007 "Married ... With Children" actor David Faustino (32) divorces actress Andrea Elmer Faustino (31) due to irreconcilable differences after 3 years of marriage