Weddings & Divorces in History on October 17

Weddings in History

  • 1469 Crown prince Fernando of Aragon (17) marries heir Princess Isabella of Castile (18), will unite the two Spanish crowns (not officially one country till 1707-16)

Samuel Adams

1749 US revolutionary Samuel Adams (27) weds Elizabeth Checkley

Thomas Carlyle

1826 Historian Thomas Carlyle (30) weds Jane Welsh (25)

Rube Goldberg

1916 Cartoonist Rube Goldberg (33) weds Irma Seeman