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Today is May 2.

Familypedia people who were born on this day

  Father Mother Birth place
Catherine II of Russia (1729-1796) Christian August von Anhalt-Zerbst (1690-1747) Johanna Elisabeth von Schleswig-Holstein-Gottorf (1712-1760) Szczecin
Edmund Norwood Bacon (1910-2005) Ellis Williams Bacon (1874-1961) Helen Atkinson Comly (1872-1964) Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Zina Baker (1786-1839) Oliver Baker (1755-1811) Dorcas Dimick (1760-1849) Plainfield, Sullivan County, New Hampshire
David Robert Joseph Beckham (1975) David Edward Alan Beckham (1948) Sandra Georgina West (1949) Paddington, Greater London, England, United Kingdom (St. Mary's Hospital)
Agnes Jane Blackman (1879-1966) Samuel Blackman (1852-1917) Margaret Robertson (1856-1913) Bigga, New South Wales, Australia
David Bowes-Lyon (1902-1961) Claude George Bowes-Lyon, 14th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne (1855-1944) Nina Cecilia Cavendish-Bentinck (1862-1938) Mayfair, London, England, United Kingdom
Henry Robert Brand, 2nd Viscount Hampden (1841-1906) Henry Bouverie William Brand, 1st Viscount Hampden (1814-1892) Eliza Ellice (1818-1899) Government House, Devonport, Devon, England, United Kingdom
Melita H. Bremer (1902-1948) Henry M. Bremer (1868-1935) Anna Maria Ehlers (1876-1961)
Jeanne Capet (1308-1349) Philip V Capet (c1292-1322) Jeanne de Bourgogne (1292-1330)
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Familypedia people who died on this day

  Father Mother Death place Age at death
Martin Carrel Allred (1806-1840) James Allred (1784-1876) Elizabeth Warren (1786-1879) Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois
Mary Andrews (1662-1752) John Andrews (1620-1693) Mary Griffin (1641-) East Greenwich, Kent County, Rhode Island
Thomas Arndell (1753-1821) Anthony Arndell (bef1753) Elizabeth Harris (bef1753) Hawkesbury, New South Wales, Australia 68
Sophie von Österreich (c1088-1154) Luitpold II. von Österreich (1050-1095) Ita von Cham (c1050-1101) 66
Ebenezer Baldwin (1710-1792) Thomas Baldwin (1662-1741) Abigail Lay (1673-1737) Norwich, New London County, Connecticut
Ronald Paul Bangasser (1950-2007)
Alexander Biddle (1819-1899) Thomas A. Biddle (1776-1857) Christine Williams (1780-1861) 80
Lydia Ann Broomfield Blackman (1851-1936) Charles Edward Blackman (1824-1914) Hannah Barnes (1831-1924) 5 Wallace Street, Maidstone, Victoria, Australia 85
Ann Blundell (1835-1904) Joseph Blundell (1799-1852) Jane Elkin (1817-1883) Sydney, New South Wales, Australia 69
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Familypedia people who were first married on this day

  Father Mother Joined with-g1 Wedding1 place
John Couch Adams (1819-1892) Thomas Adams (1788-1859) Tabitha Knill Grylls (1796-1866) Eliza Bruce (1827-1919)
Elijah Allen (1826-1866) Andrew Lee Allen (1791-1870) Clarinda Knapp (1802-1862) Eliza Ann Bickmore (1830-1901) Pottawattamie County, Iowa, United States
Hannah Ashby (1782-1811) John Ashby (1754-1802) Ester Mcintire (1758-1846) Oliver Wheeler (1782-1854) Hillsborough, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire
Samuel Baglin (c1742-1813) John Baglin (c1713-1743) Hester Jones (c1713-) Elizabeth Cox (-) Cam, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom (England)
William Bake (1828-1914) Peter Bake (1804-1868) Tabitha Phems (1805-) Elizabeth Davison (1832-)
Ellen Barrett (1847-1905) George J Barrett (1821-1899) Dinah Danewood (1821-1904) Patrick Collins (c1834-1918) Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia
Albert Solomon Bennett (c1884-1954) Rose Margaret Silcox (1883-1951) Joyful News Mission Church, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Theodorus Jacobsz Bergman (1784-) Jacobus Dirksz Bergman (1756-) Catharina Steenvoorden (1761-) Quirina van Raaphorst (1789-c1811) Hillegom, South Holland, Netherlands
Eliza Ann Bickmore (1830-1901) William Montier Bickmore (1799-1882) Christena Bagley (1808-1880) Elijah Allen (1826-1866) Pottawattamie County, Iowa, United States
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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
Mary Ann Clarke (1815-1904) Daniel Clarke (1786-1869) Hannah Stanley (1788-1854) Donald McDonald (c1811-1882) Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
Béla Fáy (1816-1907) József Fáy (1788-1820) Borbála Csoma (c1795-1858) Ida Halász (1818-1907)
Sándor Fáy (1811-1884) Ferenc Fáy (1777-c1840) Krisztina Patay (c1790-1856) Mária Csillom (1826-1885)
Frances Ruth Burke Roche (1936-2004) Edmund Maurice Burke Roche, 4th Baron Fermoy (1885-1955) Ruth Sylvia Gill (1908-1993) Peter Shand Kydd (1925-2006)
Robert Seymour (1748-1831) Francis Seymour-Conway, 1st Marquess of Hertford (1718-1794) Isabella FitzRoy (1726-1782) Anderlechtia Clarissa Chetwynd (c1765-1855)
Hannah Stanley (1788-1854) Daniel Clarke (1786-1869) Windsor, New South Wales, Australia
Geertruida Stapper (c1816-aft1851) Jacob Stapper (c1790-1828) Maria Rozendaal (1791-1871) Dirk Klaver (c1814-af1851) Hoogwoud
Samuel Vidler (1826-1910) William Vidler (1799-1881) Harriet Waters (1796-1881) Martha Slater (1830-1904) Gosford, New South Wales, Australia
Charles-Emmanuel II de Savoie (1634-1675) Victor-Amédée I de Savoie (1587-1637) Marie Christine de Bourbon (1606-1663) Maria Jeanne Baptiste de Savoie-Nemours (1644-1724) Turin, Italy
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