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HISTORY TIP OF THE DAY

History Tip of the Day – January 9th

Ronald Reagan marries Nancy Davis, March 4th, 1952

Nancy Davis has campaigned hard for this moment since setting sights on Ronald Reagan three years ago, even telling him she might be pregnant. The ceremony is stunningly casual. Except for the minister, the only people in attendance are the best man, the actor William Holden, and the matron of honor, Holden’s wife, Ardis Anderson (whose screen name is Brenda Marshall). There is no formal reception. The group will adjourn to the Holdens’ home for cake and champagne. Nancy is so eager to marry Reagan that she willingly accommodates his every wish.