Today, only six states allow marriage between first cousins, but bans on marrying one’s cousin only just started popping up in the last century. Giuliani thought Regina Peruggi was a third cousin, but he later discovered she was his second. The former governor of New York famous for being unmerciful on criminals married his second cousin, unbeknownst to him.
On this day in 1776, British forces are forced to evacuate Boston following General George Washington’s successful placement of fortifications and cannons on Dorchester Heights, which overlooks the city from the south.Please Note: The information in this article was accurate when it was published.State and county marriage license requirements often change.(For a complete discussion on the Catholic Church, please see our Chat with an Expert page.) For much of the world's population, the Bible is the final authority on right and wrong.This is true both of devout Christians as well as those who may have some vague, indiscernible root in the Christian faith.