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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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June 26, 2015

On June 26, 2015, the US Supreme Court ruled 5-4, that same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marriage under the 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution. The Supreme Court Justices said that gay men and women had the … Continue reading

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June 11, 1509

On June 11, 1509 King Henry VIII of England married the first of his six wives, Catherine of Aragon. The reader must understand, this was not a Mormon marriage, as Henry was a Catholic at the time. He was married … Continue reading

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March 14, 1979

On March 14, 1979, the United States Census Bureau reported that 95% of all Americans were married or would get married. They arrived at this conclusion by deducing that the natural condition of man was to go from happy and … Continue reading

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