On This Day

Weddings & Divorces in History on June 17

Weddings in History

Jefferson Davis

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

Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr

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

  • 1933 Vernon Presley marries Gladys Love Smith

Wedding of Interest

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

Joe Biden

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