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Today is February 23.

Familypedia people who were born on this day

 FatherMotherBirth place
Adelheid von Anhalt-Bernburg-Schaumburg-Hoym (1800-1820)Viktor II. Karl Friedrich von Anhalt-Bernburg-Schaumburg-Hoym (1767-1812)Amalie von Nassau-Weilburg (1776-1841)Hoym, Germany
Eliza Auber (1822-1890)John Auber (1783-1844)Elizabeth Helsdon (1784-1858)Shoreditch, London, England, United Kingdom
Hannah Baldwin (1795-1860)Timothy Baldwin (1762-1823)Prudence Chapman (1768-1846)Wilton, New Hampshire, United States
George Blundell (1826-1888)George Blundell (1793-1887)Amy Frances Wells (1795-1857)Knockholt, Kent, England, United Kingdom
Joshua Booby (1877-1958)Charles Booby (1847-1910)Charlotte Fuller (1854-1937)Native Dog Creek, Gundagai, New South Wales, Australia
Francis Bowes-Lyon (1856-1948)Claude Bowes-Lyon, 13th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne (1824-1904)Frances Dora Smith (1832-1922)
Gershom Brigham (1680-1749)Thomas Brigham (1641-1717)Mary Rice (1646-1695)Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts
Peter Brown (1814-1892)James Brown (1777-1834)Mary Lyon (1776-1850)Essex County, New Jersey, United States
Lydia Butler (1629-1667)Nicholas Butler (1590-1671)Joyce Baker (1602-1680)Ashford, Kent, England, United Kingdom
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Familypedia people who died on this day

 FatherMotherDeath placeAge at death
Dorcas Abbot (1744-1829)Benjamin Abbot (1686-1748)Abigail Abbot (1699-1753)Wilton, New Hampshire, United States85
John Quincy Adams (1767-1848)John Adams (1735-1826)Abigail Smith (1744-1818)Washington, United States81
Benjamin Allen (1673-1743)Edward Allen (1632-1696)Sarah Kimball (1635-1696)
Hannah Caroline Allred (1808-1850)James Allred (1784-1876)Elizabeth Warren (1786-1879)Kanesville, Pottawattamie County, Iowa
Grace Enid Baglin (1933-2006)Edward William Burgess Baglin (1906-1969)Florence Eveline Jenner (1901-1994)Queen Elizabeth Hospital, London, Greater London, England, United Kingdom73
David Bailey (1861-1943)William Henry Bailey (1798-1865)Jane Knight (1823-1900)St Albans, New South Wales, Australia82
Trijntje Bakker (1754-1815)Roelof Dirksz (-1782)Tecla Boon (1725-1766)Watermolens, Medemblik, North Holland, Netherlands61
Sylvester Bemis (1761-1831)Joseph Bemis (1723-1800)Ruth Simonds (1727-1800)Chester, Hampden County, Massachusetts70
Ilona Beniczky (1842-1874)Bratislava, Slovakia
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Familypedia people who were first married on this day

 FatherMotherJoined with-g1Wedding1 place
William Aris (1801-1867)William Aris (c1774-1837)Ann Turvey (c1773-1852)Patience Usher (1805-1873)Clapham Holy Trinity, Lambeth, Surrey, England, United Kingdom
Israel Barlow (1806-1883)Jonathan Barlow (1769-1820)Annis Gillett (1784-1853)Elizabeth Haven (1811-1892)Quincy, Adams County, Illinois, United States
James Botting (1761-1833)Antil Botting (1740-1801)Jane (bef1761-1777)Mary Haybrittle (bef1786)Findon, Sussex, England, United Kingdom
Deborah Brownell (1801-)Gershom Bradford Weston (1799-1869)Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts
George Tyler Burroughs (1833-1913)Abner Tyler Burroughs (1805-1897)Mary Rice (1802-1888)Mary Evaline Zieger (1835-1920)
John Ellis Bush (1953)George Herbert Walker Bush (1924)Barbara Pierce (1925)Columba Garnica Gallo (1953)Austin, Travis County, Texas, United States
Abigail Bushnell (1718-1774)Caleb Bushnell (1679-1725)Anne Leffingwell (1679-1762)Simon Tracy (1710-1793)Norwich, New London County, Connecticut, United States
James G.A. Butler (1890-1949)James A.W.F. Butler (1849-1943)Ellen StagerSybil I.M. Fellowes
Charlotte de Vendôme (1474-1520)Jean VIII de Vendôme (1428-1478)Isabelle de Beauvau (1436-1475)Engilbert de Nevers (1462-1506)
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Familypedia people who had their second wedding (or first after a liaison) on this day

 FatherMotherJoined with-g2Wedding2 place
Thomas Edward Anson, 4th Earl of Lichfield (1883-1960)Thomas Francis Anson, 3rd Earl of Lichfield (1856-1918)Mildred Coke (1854-1941)Violet Margaret Dawson-Greene (-1988)
Charles Arbuthnot (1767-1850)John Arbuthnot (c1728-1797)Anne Stone (c1733-1782)Marcia Mary Anne Clapcott-Lisle (1774-1806)
Joseph Bass (1665-1733)John Bass (1630-1716)Ruth Alden (1643-1674)Lois Ivory (1660-1734)Massachusetts, United States
Sylvester Butler (c1804-1847)Joseph Butler (1762-1836)Mary Holland (1775-1847)Lydia Jane Curl (1816-1891)Lower Hawksbury, New South Wales, Australia
Charles Gliddon (1857-1937)Charles Gliddon (1834-1864)Rebecca Mobbs (1836-1913)Jane Sonter (1853-1936)Woy Woy, New South Wales, Australia
Hezekiah Huntington (1696-1773)Christopher Huntington (1660-1735)Sarah Adgate (1663-1706)Dorothy Paine (1707-1774)
John Mylecharane (1825-1877)Philip Mylecharane (1798-1852)Esther Cowle (1804-1880)Bridget A Kelly (1838-1888)St Bernard's, Hartley, New South Wales, Australia
William Snell (1820-1900)Richard Snell (1788-1873)Elizabeth Freeman (1789-1865)Elizabeth Edney (-1900)Marsh Baldon, Oxfordshire, England, United Kingdom
Jane Sonter (1853-1936)David Sonter (1799-1873)Emma Chantler (1815-1888)Charles Gliddon (1857-1937)Woy Woy, New South Wales, Australia
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