(In 1619, it was about 23 for women, 26 for men.) The age of consent was 12 for a girl, 14 for a boy, but for most children puberty came two or three years later than it does today.
The major difference to Elizabethan wedding customs to a modern day Western marriage is that the woman had very little, if any, choice in who her husband might be.
Marriages were frequently arranged so that both families involved would benefit.
Wealthy socialite Barbara Baekeland is stabbed to death with a kitchen knife by her 25-year-old son, Antony, in her London, England, penthouse.
When police arrived at the scene, Antony was calmly placing a telephone order for Chinese food.
Bickering over land claims between Virginia and Maryland delayed final ratification for almost four more years. On this day in 1998, the brand-new Daimler Chrysler began trading its shares on the New York Stock Exchange.