On This Day

Weddings & Divorces in History on June 17

Weddings in History


LoveWedding of Interest

1835 Soldier and politician Jefferson Davis (27) weds Sarah Knox Taylor (21) in Louisville, Kentucky

President of the Confederate States of America Jefferson Davis
President of the Confederate States of America
Jefferson Davis

LoveWedding of Interest

1853 Prime Minister of Canada Alexander Mackenzie (31) weds second wife Jane Sym

2nd Prime Minister of Canada Alexander Mackenzie
2nd Prime Minister of Canada
Alexander Mackenzie

LoveWedding of Interest

1872 Jurist Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr (31) weds childhood friend Fanny Bowditch Dixwell

LoveWedding of Interest

1923 Chemist Linus Pauling (22) weds Ava Helen Miller

Chemist & Peace Activist Linus Pauling
Chemist & Peace Activist
Linus Pauling
  • 1933 Vernon Presley marries Gladys Love Smith

LoveWedding of Interest

1950 US Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy (24) weds Ethel Skakel (22) at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church in Greenwich, Connecticut

US Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy
US Attorney General
Robert F. Kennedy
Bobby Kennedy's Wife Ethel Kennedy
Bobby Kennedy's Wife
Ethel Kennedy

LoveWedding of Interest

1977 US Senator Joe Biden of Delaware (34) weds teacher Jill Jacobs (26) at the Chapel at the United Nations in New York City

46th US President, Vice President and Senator Joe Biden
46th US President, Vice President and Senator
Joe Biden

LoveWedding of Interest

2006 Producer Dick Wolf (59) weds fashion publicist Noelle Lippman

Crime Drama TV Producer Dick Wolf
Crime Drama TV Producer
Dick Wolf