On This Day

Weddings & Divorces in History on April 8

Weddings in History

  • 1716 Duke Karel Leopold of Mecklenburg-Schwerin signs covenant with Russia & marries Tsar Peter the Great's niece

Benedict Arnold

1779 US Defector General Benedict Arnold (38) weds Peggy Shippen (18) at Shippen's townhouse in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Henry J. Kaiser

1907 Industrialist Henry J. Kaiser (24) weds Bess Fosburgh in Boston, Massachusetts

  • 2017 Trump's personal aide Omarosa Manigault (43) weds pastor John Allen Newman at the Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C.

Divorces in History

  • 2005 Prince Joachim of Denmark (35) divorces Countess of Frederiksborg Alexandra (40) after 9 years of marriage