On This Day

Famous Weddings & Divorces in 1872

Famous Weddings

Wilhelm Röntgen

Jan 19 Physicist Wilhelm Röntgen (26) weds Anna Bertha Ludwig in Apeldoorn, Netherlands

Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr

Jun 17 Jurist Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr (31) weds childhood friend Fanny Bowditch Dixwell

Brigham Young

Dec 8 Religious leader Brigham Young (71) weds his fifty-fifth wife Hannah Tapfield in Salt Lake City, Utah