Weddings & Divorces in History on August 28

Weddings in History

John Hancock

1775 Statesman John Hancock (38) weds hostess Dorothy Quincy (28) in Fairfield, Connecticut

  • 1811 English Romantic poet Percy Bysshe Shelley (19) elopes to Scotland with 1st wife Harriet Westbrook (16)

Enid Blyton

1924 British children's writer Enid Blyton (27) marries editor Major Hugh Alexander Pollock, DSO (36)

Salman Rushdie

1997 British-Indian novelist and essayist Salman Rushdie (50) weds Elizabeth West