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Some Famous Weddings

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The following are some historically notable wedding events, listed by month.


January 14, 1954
Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio were married at San Francisco City Hall.


February 10, 1863
Showman P.T. Barnum staged the wedding of General Tom Thumb and Mercy Lavinia Warren (both midgets) in NY. They had to stand on a piano to greet their guests.


March 1, 1968
Johnny Cash and June Carter were married.

March 9, 1796
Napoleon married Josephine in Paris; he arrived 2 hours late for the wedding.

March 17, 1905
Anna Eleanor Roosevelt and Franklin D. Roosevelt were married.

March 10, 1863
The first royal wedding took place at Windsor Castle in St. George's chapel. Edward, Prince of Wales, married Alexandra, Princess of Denmark.

March 20, 1969
John Lennon and Yoko Ono were married in a civil ceremony in Gibraltar.

March 29, 1812
The first White House wedding took place. (Lucy Payne Washington, sister-in-law of President James Madison, married Supreme Court Justice Thomas Todd.)


April 3, 1920
F. Scott Fitzgerald and Zelda Sayre were married.

April 5, 1614
Pocahontas married Englishman John Rolfe.

April 18, 1956
Actress Grace Kelly married Prince Rainier of Monaco in a civil ceremony.

April 29, 2011
Prince William of Wales married Kate Middleton in Westminster Abbey. 


May 1, 1967
Elvis Presley married Priscilla Beaulieu in Las Vegas.

May 16, 1770
Marie Antoinette married future King Louis XVI of France.


June 11, 1509
King Henry VIII of England and Katherine of Aragon were married.


July 1, 1982
Largest mass marriage in history performed by Rev. Sun Myung Moon in Madison Square Garden, NYC—2,075 couples were married.

July 9, 1540
Henry VIII of England annulled his marriage to his fourth wife, Anne of Cleves.

July 29, 1981
Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer married at St. Paul's in London, England.


August 10, 2003
First Earth/Space wedding. Russian astronaut Yuri Malenchenko, aboard the International Space Station (ISS), married Ekaterina Dmitriev, on Earth.


September 12, 1953
John F. Kennedy married Jacqueline Lee Bouvier in Newport, Rhode Island.


October 18, 1874
The first wedding to take place in balloon occurred, as Mary Walsh and Charles Colon were hitched over Cincinnati, Ohio.


November 4, 1842
Abraham Lincoln and Mary Todd were married.

November 20, 1947
Princess Elizabeth (later to be known as Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II) married Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten.


December 9, 1967
President Lyndon Johnson's daughter, Lynda, married Charles Robb, in the first wedding at the White House since 1914.

December 18, 1915
U.S. President Woodrow Wilson married Edith B. Galt, a descendant of Pocahontas.

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