On This Day

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)

LoveWedding of Interest

1749 US revolutionary Samuel Adams (27) weds Elizabeth Checkley

US Revolutionary Samuel Adams
US Revolutionary
Samuel Adams

LoveWedding of Interest

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

Historian and Essayist Thomas Carlyle
Historian and Essayist
Thomas Carlyle

LoveWedding of Interest

1916 Cartoonist Rube Goldberg (33) weds Irma Seeman

Cartoonist Rube Goldberg
Rube Goldberg