On June 2, 1886, 49-year-old Stephen Cleveland got married. It’s not a big surprise, because lots of people get married at some point in their lives and, as you all know, June is the month when most weddings take place. So why waste Today’s History Lesson on a such a “common little miracle”?
Well, Stephen Cleveland didn’t actually use his first name, but his middle name…Grover. And when Grover Cleveland tied the knot on this day way back then, he just happened to be the President of the United States. And he’s the only President (so far) to have been married in the actual White House. And his wife, Frances Folsom, became (and still is) the youngest First Lady in our nation’s history, taking her position at just 21 years old.
And I think those things make it worthy of at least a little press…so there!
Recommended Reading: Presidents – All You Need to Know