Weddings & Divorces in History on December 21

Weddings in History

James Cook

1762 British Explorer Captain James Cook marries Elizabeth Batts

Juliette Gordon Low

1886 Founder of Girl Scouts of the USA Juliette Gordon Low (26) weds William Mackay Low in Savannah, Georgia

Mohammad Reza Pahlavi

1959 Shah of Persia Mohammad Reza Pahlavi marries Farah Pahlavi Diba

Edmund Hillary

1989 Explorer Edmund Hillary (70) weds June Mulgrew

  • 2012 "Good Morning America" weather anchor Sam Champion (51) weds fine-arts photographer Rubem Robierb (35) at the couple's apartment in Manhattan

Divorces in History

Ernest Hemingway

1945 American "For Whom The Bell Tolls" novelist Ernest Hemingway (46) and American novelist and war correspondent Martha Gellhorn (36) divorce after 5 years of marriage.