Thu Dec 13, 2012 4:15am IST

1 of 26. U.S. Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class EO3 John Chen, 23, from Lakehurst, New Jersey, kisses his new bride Victoria Chan, 25, from Manhattan, after they were married in a civil ceremony at New York City's Office of the City Clerk, December 12, 2012.

Credit: Reuters/Mike Segar

Marking the last major numerical date for almost another century.