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Today is October 20.

Familypedia people who were born on this day

  Father Mother Birth place
Stanley Harris Abbot (1863-1935) Harris Abbot (1812-1884) Caroline Ann Greeley (1836-1911) Wilton, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, United States
Joseph James Austin (1888-1890) Frank Urquhart Austin (c1854-1916) Catherine Levingston (1856-1942) Ultimo, New South Wales, Australia
Andrew Beck (1807-1882) Andrew Beck (1777-1850) Catherine Unknown (1776-1849) Fairfield County, Ohio, United States
Richard Boyle, 1st Earl of Burlington (1612-1698) Richard Boyle, 1st Earl of Cork (1566-1643) Catherine Fenton (-1630)
Mavis Myrtle Brazel (1923-2008) William Brazel (1880-1971) Mary Margaret Farrell (1880-1972)
George Matthew Chaseling (1861-1950) Thomas Chaseling (1831-1905) Catherine Jamieson (1825-1906) Shoalhaven, New South Wales, Australia
Elizabeth Ann Cook (1841-1924) William Cook (1800-1874) Ann Kearns (c1822-1877) Macleay River, New South Wales, Australia
Ann Cox (1851-1934) John Cox (1812-1873) Mary Ann Stevens (c1814-1886) Stockton, New South Wales, Australia
Margaret Day (1856-1928) Patrick Day (1825-1894) Margaret Smith (1829-1915) Camden, New South Wales, Australia
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Familypedia people who died on this day

  Father Mother Death place Age at death
Hugh of Tours (c780-837) Luitfrid II of Alsace (740-780) Hiltrude (745-?) "Alsace, France" 57
Roy Christopher Abercrombie (1888-1959) Frederick Abercrombie (1836-1916) Annie Utting (c1850-) New Lynn, Auckland, New Zealand 71
Elizabeth Bowden (1852-1923) Frank Bowden (1828-1869) Sarah Wattus (1830-1883) Walcha, New South Wales, Australia 71
James Robert Boxsell (1864-1930) James Boxsell (1835-1907) Mary Ann Faulks (1838-1894) Junee, New South Wales, Australia 66
Agnes Bramble (1872-1907) William Bramble (1840-1892) Ann Preistley (1837-1897) Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia 35
Margaret Pauline Brown (1895-1984) Norris Burr Brown (1849-1941) Martha Josephine Johnson (1850-1923) a hospital, Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, United States 89
Robert Bruce, 1st Earl of Ailesbury (1626-1685) Thomas Bruce, 1st Earl of Elgin (1599-1663) Anne Chichester (1606-1627) Ampthill, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom 59
Robert Brudenell (1726-1768) George Brudenell, 3rd Earl of Cardigan (1685-1732) Elizabeth Bruce (c1689-1745) 42
Allan Reginald Buttsworth (1939-1996) Reginald Harcourt Buttsworth (1913-1996) Emily May Gough (1918-1989) Seaham, New South Wales, Australia 57
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Familypedia people who were first married on this day

  Father Mother Joined with Wedding1 locality
Sarah Arndell (1796-1853) Thomas Arndell (1753-1821) Elizabeth Dalton (1766-1843) Lancelot Edward Threlkeld (1788-1859) Parramatta
Cornellia Elizabeth Arnold (1814-1897) Samuel Green Arnold (1778-1826) Frances Rogers (1786-1865) Timothy Ruggles Green (1806-1897)
Jeanetta Arthur (c1861-?) Thomas Arthur VC (c1835-1902) Ann Goddard (c1833-1915) Thomas Stickler (1858-1931)
Joshua Bigelow (1655-1745) John Bigelow (1617-1703) Mary Warren (1624-1691) Elizabeth Flagg (1655-1729) Watertown, Massachusetts
Ian Donald Cameron (1932-2010) Ewen Donald Cameron (1906-1958) Enid Agnes Maud Levita (1908-1993) Mary Fleur Mount (1934)
Antoine de Bourbon-Vendôme (1518-1562) Charles de Vendôme (1489-1537) Françoise d'Alençon (1490-1550) Jeanne III of Navarre (1528-1572)
Pierre II d'Alençon (1340-1404) Charles II d'Alençon (1297-1346) Maria de La Cerda y Lara (aft1315-1379) Marie Chamaillard (c1345-1425)
Ethel Isabella Maude Case (1877-1957) Richard Fitzgerald Case (1850-1933) Ellen Dodd Steele (c1856-1932) Michael James Coughlin (c1878-1969) Walcha, New South Wales
Michael James Coughlin (c1878-1969) Thomas Coughlin (1841-1924) Mary Sweeney (bef1865) Ethel Isabella Maude Case (1877-1957)
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Familypedia people who had their second wedding (or first after a liaison) on this day

  Father Mother Joined with Wedding2 locality
Elena Bogdan (1845-1871) Manolache Bogdan (c1793-1854) Ana Ghika-Trifești (1826-1866) Emil Cantacuzino (1840-1863) + Nicolae Mavriki (1831-c1900) Iași
Jacqueline Lee Bouvier (1929-1994) John Vernou Bouvier III (1891-1957) Janet Norton Lee (1907-1989) John Fitzgerald Kennedy (1917-1963)+Aristotle Sokratis Onassis (1906-1975) Skorpios
Philip II of Taranto (1329-1374) Philip I of Taranto (1278-1331) Catherine II de Valois (1303-1346) Maria of Naples (1329-1366) + Elizabeth of Slavonia (1352-bef1380)
Anne Grover (c1761-1850) William Mobbs (c1763-1839)+William Smith (1813-1854) Parramatta
George III of Brieg (1611-1664) John Christian of Brieg (1591-1639) Dorothea Sibylle von Brandenburg (1590-1625) Sophie Katharina von Münsterberg-Öls (1601-1659)+Elisabeth Marie Charlotte von Pfalz-Simmern (1638-1664) Brzeg
Alice Spencer (1559-1637) John Spencer (1517-1586) Katherine Kitson (c1521-bef1586) Ferdinando Stanley, 5th Earl of Derby (c1559-1594)+Thomas Egerton, 1st Viscount Brackley (c1540-1616)
Lancelot Edward Threlkeld (1788-1859) Samuel Joseph Threlkeld (?-1820) Mary Turner (?-1831) Martha Goss (-1824)+Sarah Arndell (1796-1853) Parramatta
Wilhelm II. von Hessen (1469-1509) Ludwig II. von Hessen-Kassel (1438-1471) Mechthild von Württemberg-Urach (1438-1495) Yolande de Lorraine (c1460-1500) + Anna von Mecklenburg (1485-1525) Kassel
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