Weddings & Divorces in History on November 4

Weddings in History

Betsy Ross

1773 American seamstress Elizabeth Griscom (Betsy Ross) weds American upholster John Ross at Huggs Tavern in Gloucester City, New Jersey

Mary Todd Lincoln & Abraham Lincoln

1842 American socialite Mary Todd (23) weds Illinois Congressman and lawyer Abraham Lincoln (33) in Springfield, Illinois

  • 1911 Charles I of Austria marries Princess Zita of Bourbon-Parma
  • 2006 Croatian princess Paola Doimi de Frankopan (37) weds son of the Duke and Duchess of Kent Lord Nicholas Windsor (37) at St. Stephen of Abyssina in Vatican City

Divorces in History

Ernest Hemingway

1940 American "A Farewell to Arms" novelist Ernest Hemingway (41) divorces 2nd wife American journalist Pauline Pfeiffer (44) divorce after 13 years of marriage

  • 1993 Nia Peeples files for divorce from Howard Hewett