Hi everyone, History Mom with Friday Fun Facts. On this date in 1936, Edward VIII abdicated to marry the woman he loved. It was a great movie and all that, but one of the more intriguing "ifs" of history is what might have happened if Edward, who was pro-German and, some would argue, anti-Semitic, had been king three years later when Germany invaded Poland. The outcome of WWII might have been quite different. Anyway, have a great and safe weekend, everyone!