On This Day

Weddings & Divorces in History on March 8

Weddings in History

  • 1418 Jacqueline, Countess of Haintaut marries her cousin John IV Duke of Brabant in The Hague

James Monroe

1820 5th US President James Monroe's daughter Maria 1st child of a President to marry in the White House

James Longstreet

1848 Confederate General James Longstreet (27) weds Maria Louisa Garland in Lynchburg, Virginia

Wedding of Interest

1952 Future US President Ronald Reagan (41) marries Nancy Davis (30) at the Little Brown Church in San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles

  • 1969 12 year old Marcella Rosciglione becomes Italy's youngest bride in Palermo after Catholic Church gives special permission after she eloped

Ray Kroc

1969 CEO of McDonald's Ray Kroc (66) weds philanthropist Joan Mansfield (40)

  • 1975 5th Earl of Lichfield Patrick Anson (35) weds Lady Leonora Grosvenor (26), daughter of the 5th Duke of Westminster at Chester Cathedral in England
  • 2012 Former "Raising Sextuplets" star Jenny Masche weds longtime beau Levi McClendon in San Diego
  • 2014 Supermarket Superstar hostess Stacy Keibler (34) weds Future Ads CEO Jared Pobre on an intimate beachside ceremony in Mexico