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Today is May 29.

Familypedia people who were born on this day

  Father Mother Birth place
Charles Adams (1770-1800) John Adams (1735-1826) Abigail Smith (1744-1818) Quincy, Massachusetts, United States
Heinrich Ahrens (c1815-1891) Braunschweig, Lower Saxony, Germany
Henry Albert Albury (1852-1878) John Albury (1823-1855) Mary Ann Masters (1822-1901) Bolwarra, New South Wales, Australia
Henry Anthoney (1889-1915) Charles Anthoney (1867-1955) Esther Louisa Long (1871-1946) Taree, New South Wales, Australia
Charles Barlow (1813-1901) Thorne, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
Vivienne Ethel Blundell (1920-1991) Everard Vivian Abraham Blundell (1895-1964) Ethel Annie Martin (1898-1975) Yass, New South Wales, Australia
Michael Albemarle Bowes-Lyon (1940) Michael Claude Hamilton Bowes-Lyon (1893-1953) Elizabeth Margaret Cator (1899-1959) Hertford, Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom
James Bridge (1845-1902) Benjamin Bridge (1816-1875) Susannah Ann Craft (1820-1910) Watagan Creek, New South Wales, Australia
Henry Brown (1820-1881) David Brown (1772-1826) Eleanor Fleming (1780-1865) Wilberforce, New South Wales, Australia
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Familypedia people who died on this day

  Father Mother Death place Age at death
Jaime de Mallorca (1243-1311) Jaime I de Aragón (1208-1276) Violant of Hungary (c1216-1253) 68
Eliza Baglin (c1840-1929) George Baglin (1797-1856) Sarah (?-?) Victoria, Australia 89
Henry Grey Bennet (1777-1836) Charles Bennet, 4th Earl of Tankerville (1743-1822) Emma Colebrooke (1752-1836) 59
William Boardman (1801-1867) Camden, New South Wales, Australia 66
Meindert Jansz Botman (1815-1856) Jan Meindertsz Botman (1784-1828) Trijntje Jansdr Victol (1789-1850) 41
William George Chapman (1814-1883) George William Dixon (bef1814) Sarah Chapman (1781-1863) Wollombi, New South Wales, Australia 69
Archibald Cox (1912-2004) Archibald Cox (1874-) Frances Bruen Perkins (1892-) Brooksville, Hancock County, Maine 92
Albert Edmund Cramp (c1843-1903) Edmund Cramp (c1821-1895) Caroline Pellett (1824-1896) Wallsend, New South Wales, Australia 60
Benjamin Josiah Cramp (1840-1917) Jury Cramp (1778-1849) Mary Ann Edmonds (1802-1870) Narrawa, New South Wales, Australia 77
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Familypedia people who were first married on this day

  Father Mother Joined with-g1 Wedding1 place
Melvin Russell Ballard (1897-1982) Melvin Joseph Ballard (1873-1939) Martha Annabelle Jones (1873-1952) Hannah Marie Covey (1899-1923) Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah
Henry Belasyse, 2nd Earl Fauconberg (1743-1802) Thomas Belasyse, 1st Earl Fauconberg (1699-1774) Catherine Betham (c1719-1760) Charlotte Lamb (1743-1790) St James's, Westminster, England, United Kingdom
Caroline Jane Blackman (1887-1965) John Thomas Blackman (1857-1936) Mary Ann Large (1864-1936) William John O'Neall (1890-1949) Mudgee, New South Wales, Australia
Elizabeth Blunt (1864-) Samuel Blunt (c1837-1892) Louisa Johnson (1840-1887) John Edward Bowley (1866-1906) Westminster, Greater London, England, United Kingdom
William Arthur Channell (1880-1935) John Channell (1849-1917) Winifred Elizabeth Humphreys (1851-1897) Alice Matilda Veness (1878-1941) Cawdor, New South Wales, Australia
Gerhardt Clemens (1745-1820) Jacob Clemens (1707-1782) Barbara Clemmer (1714-1777) Catherine Hunsicker (1744-1826) Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, United States
Glen Collins (1925-1993) Andy Mack Collins Mary J Davis Odessie Patterson (1924-1997) Hamilton, Ohio, USA
George John Cooke (c1736-1785) George Cooke (c1705-1768) Catherine Twysden (c1709-1765) Penelope Bowyer (1746-) Harefield, London, England, United Kingdom
Charles Coombes (1853-1917) Philip Coombes (1807-1870) Susannah Snook (1814-1907) Jane Wallis Kirkman (1863-1903) Port Macquarie, New South Wales, Australia
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Familypedia people who had their second wedding (or first after a liaison) on this day

  Father Mother Joined with-g2 Wedding2 place
William Boyton (1809-1874) John M Boyton (1782-1866) Ann Miller (1783-1850) Emma Abrahams (1825-1888) Clavering, Essex, England, United Kingdom
László Fáy (c1755-1813) András Fáy (1727-1791) Borbála Mariássy (1733-1781) Krisztina Szemere (c1760-1802) Sečovce, Trebišov District, Košice Region, Slovakia
Samuel Hartwell (1666-1744) Samuel Hartwell (1645-1725) Ruth Wheeler (1642-1703) Margaret Tomkins (1672-1723) Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts
Viktoria von Sachsen-Coburg-Saalfeld (1786-1861) Franz von Sachsen-Coburg-Saalfeld (1750-1806) Auguste Reuß zu Ebersdorf (1757-1831) Edward Augustus, Duke of Kent and Strathearn (1767-1820) Coburg, Bavaria, Germany
Ludwig I. von Erbach-Erbach (1579-1643) Georg III. von Erbach-Erbach (1548-1605) Anna zu Solms-Laubach (1557-1586) Johannette zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Hachenburg (1604-1666)
Johannetta von Sayn-Wittgenstein (1626-1701) Ernst zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Sayn (1594-1632) Luise Juliane von Erbach-Erbach (1603-1670) Johann Georg I. von Sachsen-Eisenach (1634-1686) Wallau
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