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Today is May 6.

Familypedia people who were born on this day

  Father Mother Birth place
Catherine Apps (1875-1956) Forbes, New South Wales, Australia
Imre Bezerédj (1922) Imre Bezerédj (1887-1976) Piroska Ugron (1894-1968) Szombathely, Vas County, Western Transdanubia Region, Hungary
Walter Vivian Harcourt Biddell (1859-1933) Walter Biddell (bef1859-) Eliza Jane Sheppy (bef1859-) Croydon, Surrey, England, United Kingdom
Anthony Charles Lynton Blair (1953) Charles Leonard Augustus Parsons (1923-2012) Hazel Corscadden (1923-1975) Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom
Dimitrie Bogdan (1876-1969) Lupu Bogdan (1843-1890) Maria Docan (1849-1911) Gâdinți, Neamț County, Moldavia, Romania
Rose Constance Bowes-Lyon (1890-1967) Claude George Bowes-Lyon, 14th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne (1855-1944) Nina Cecilia Cavendish-Bentinck (1862-1938) Ham, Surrey, England, United Kingdom
Mary Jane Browne (1840-1894) John Browne (1803-1881) Elizabeth Mary Alcorn (1806-1876) Singleton, New South Wales, Australia
Rachel Buell (1826-1905) Orange Buell (1792-1878) Fannie Freeman (1787-1873)
Jonathan James Bush (1931) Prescott Sheldon Bush (1895-1972) Dorothy Wear Walker (1901-1992) Greenwich, Connecticut, United States
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Familypedia people who died on this day

  Father Mother Death place Age at death
Cora Arledge (1886-1963) George Frederick Arledge (1863-1936) Cora Rebecca Wiggins (1871-1943) Hamilton, Butler County, Ohio, United States 77
George Tatum Atkinson (1810-1894) John Atkinson (1756-1837) Elizabeth Borton (1768-1838) Mullica Hill, New Jersey, United States 84
Johann Leonhard Bach (1792-1792) Johann Georg Bach (1756-1823) Maria Magdalena Eschenbach (1759-1844) (Germany) 0
Alfred Baker (1851-1934) William Baker (1814-1898) Frances Friend (1826-1906) Chuichupa, Chihuahua, Mexico 83
Clara Baker (1852-1908) William Baker (1822-1907) Julia Ann Scanlin (c1824-1885) Grafton, New South Wales, Australia 56
Edna Marjorie T Baker (1907-1982) Edward Alexander Baker (1869-1951) Catherine Margaret Larkham (1881-1966) Penrith, New South Wales, Australia 75
George Henry Beasley (1842-1923) Charles Beasley (1807-1876) Sarah Dean (1810-1874) Dubbo, New South Wales, Australia 81
Anna Fidelia Beck (1889-1963) Samuel Clinton Beck (1858-1938) Marietta Anna Johnson (1861-1949) Lake Worth, Florida, United States 74
Johannes Wilhelmus Bergman (1950-2000) Johannes Wilhelmus Bergman (1928) Adriana Henriëtte Meijers (1930-2006) Vlissingen, Zeeland, Netherlands 50
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Familypedia people who were first married on this day

  Father Mother Joined with-g1 Wedding1 place
Trijntje Elberts (-) Joris Oud (-) Westwoud
George Washington Adair (1818-1897) Thomas Adair (1774-1858) Rebecca Brown (1776-1846) Miriam Jane Billingsley (1829-1912) Tiaga, Pitts County, Iowa
Antony Charles Robert Armstrong-Jones, 1st Earl of Snowdon (1930) Ronald Owen Lloyd Armstrong-Jones (1899-1966) Anne Messel (1902-1992) Margaret Rose of the United Kingdom (1930-2002) Westminster, London, England, United Kingdom
Miriam Jane Billingsley (1829-1912) Elijah Randolph Billingsley (1806-1888) Emeline Lovina Northcott (1806-1882) George Washington Adair (1818-1897) Tiaga, Pitts County, Iowa
Robert Blackman (1811-1876) James Blackman (1759-1842) Elizabeth Harley (1765-1842) Elizabeth Whittaker (1818-1865) Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Rebecca Bloodworth (1833-c1913) James Bloodworth (1790-1857) Maria Pantony Lee (1795-1895) Charles Daniel Younger (c1833-1878) St James's, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
George Blundell (1846-1933) Joseph Blundell (1798-1874) Susan Osborne (1812-1892) Flora McLennan (1845-1917) Wesleyan Parsonage, Queanbeyan, New South Wales, Australia
Caroline Brown (1845-1908) Thomas Brown (1806-1871) Sarah Benn Turk (1811-1902) William Southwell (1840-1877) Yass, New South Wales, Australia
Lydia Butler (1629-1667) Nicholas Butler (1590-1671) Joyce Baker (1602-1680) John Minot (1626-1669) Massachusetts
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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
Simon Bankras (1797-1841) Jacob Bankras (1770-1818) Geertje Schuytemaker (1759-1824) Neeltje Pater (1784-1848) Blokker, North Holland, Netherlands
Elizabeth Charlton (1807-1860) William Charlton (1768-1839) Mary Gittos (c1771-1847) Matthew Smith Finley (?-1861) Grafton, New South Wales, Australia
William French (1603-1681) Mary Lathrop (1640-1735) Billerica, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States
Ferdinando III di Toscana (1769-1824) Leopold II von Habsburg-Lothringen (1747-1792) Maria Luisa de España (1745-1792) Maria Ferdinanda von Sachsen (1796-1865) Florence
Mary Lathrop (1640-1735) Thomas Lathrop (1612-c1707) Sarah Learned (1614-c1652) William French (1603-1681) Billerica, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States
Samuel Manning (1644-1711) William Manning (1614-1691) Dorothy Adams (1612-1692) Abiel Wight (1654-1713) Billerica, Middlesex County, Massachusetts
Eugene Collins Pulliam (1889-1975) Irvin Brown Pulliam (1859-1946) Martha Ellen Collins (c1865-1932) Martha Ott (1891-1991) Indiana, United States
Anne Scott, 1st Duchess of Buccleuch (1651-1732) Francis Scott, 2nd Earl of Buccleuch (1626-1651) Margaret Leslie (c1620-1688) Charles Cornwallis, 3rd Baron Cornwallis (1655-1698) St. Martin-In-The-Fields, Westminster, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom
Joseph Fielding Smith (1838-1918) Hyrum Smith (1800-1844) Mary Fielding (1801-1852) Julina Lambson (1849-1936)
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