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November 24, 1615

On November 24, 1615, French King Louis XIII married Ann of Austria. They were both fourteen years old. Many non-historians have pointed to the relatively young age of some of the royal weddings to insisted that everyone was… Continue reading

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October 24, 1969

On October 24, 1969, actor Richard Burton bought his wife Elizabeth Taylor a 69-carat Cartier diamond ring for $1.5 million, which would be worth around $10.6 million dollars today. This just goes to show that number 1, love is… Continue reading

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October 11, 1975

On October 11, 1975, Bill Clinton and Hillary Rodham were married in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Thicc, almost pretty women throughout Arkansas put down their Malboros and shot-gunned a Pabst Blue Ribbon in acknowledgement of the… Continue reading

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July 2, 1991

On July 2, 1991, Donald Trump proposed to Marla Maples and gave her a 7.5 carat diamond ring. He was still married to his first wife, Ivana, and would be until his divorce on March 22, 1992. When world famous psychic… Continue reading

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May 17, 2004

On May 17, 2004, the first legal same-sex marriage was performed in the United States in the state of Massachusetts. The “Wrath of God” did not immediately happen as foretold by conservative religious leaders. Cats and dogs were… Continue reading

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February 27, 1997

On February 27, 1997, divorce finally became legal in Ireland. Up until that time, you had to wait until one of the disgruntled parties in the marriage to die before you could remarry someone else. On February 28, 1997 in … Continue reading

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January 14, 1954

On January 14, 1954, celebrity couple, Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio were married. Unfortunately the marriage only lasted nine months as Joe was a reserved man who wanted his wife to be more of an actress and less of a … Continue reading

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December 31, 1841

On December 31, 1841, the State of Alabama enacted the first dental legislation in the United States. The law required a person to have eight or fewer teeth before they could marry their first cousin, fourteen or fewer to marry … Continue reading

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December 20, 1820

On December 20, 1820, the state of Missouri enacted a law that taxed all bachelors between the ages of 21 to 50 for being unmarried. The tax was $1 a year, which would be about $20 today. It wasn’t enough … Continue reading

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June 27, 1964

On June 27, 1964 Ernest Borgnine and Ethel Merman were married. It only lasted 38 days. When Borgnine was asked why the marriage floundered so quickly, he said that he was fat and she was ugly, and when they sobered … Continue reading

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