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Fascinating Facts about San Francisco


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#2: City Hall's Most Famous People
San Francisco City Hall

San Francisco City Hall

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A U.S. President once lay in state in San Francisco City Hall, but President Warren G. Harding isn't the most notable of names associated with the Beaux Arts-style building whose dome is taller than the United States Capitol Building.

In 1954, baseball star Joe Di Maggio married movie star Marilyn Monroe at City Hall. The vows were said in the chambers of Judge Perry, a family friend who - in all the excitement - committed a regrettable oversight, forgetting to kiss the bride. And in 1978, former city supervisor Dan White assassinated Mayor Moscone and city supervisor Harvey Milk in an act that launched the famous "Twinkie defense."

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