On This Day

Weddings & Divorces in History on August 25

Weddings in History

Samuel Hood

1749 British admiral Samuel Hood (24) weds Susannah Linzee in Portsmouth, England

  • 1885 "Little House On The Prairie" author Laura Ingalls (18) weds Almonzo James Wilder (28)

Kate Sheppard

1925 Suffragette Kate Sheppard (78) weds printer and author William Sidney Lovell-Smith (72) in Christchurch, New Zealand

  • 1940 1st parachute wedding: Reverend Homer Tomlinson marries Arno Rudolphi and Ann Hayward while all are suspended in parachutes.

Colin Powell

1962 Future US General Colin Powell (25) weds audiologist Alma Johnson (24) at the First Congregational Church in Birmingham, Alabama

  • 2001 Crown Prince Haakon of Norway (28), eldest son of King Harald V weds commoner Mette-Marit Tjessem Høiby (28) at Oslo Cathedral in Norway
  • 2005 Prince Pieter-Christiaan of Orange-Nassau, van Vollenhoven (33) weds Princess Anita van Eijk (25) on a civil ceremony at the Het Loo Palace in Apeldoorn, Netherlands
  • 2010 Prince Nikolaos of Greece and Denmark (40) weds Tatiana Blatnik (29) at the Orthodox Church of St. Nicholas on Spetses Island in Greece