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Today is September 28.

Familypedia people who were born on this day

  Father Mother Birth place
Ann Atkinson (1766-) William Atkinson (c1727-1809) Elizabeth Douglas (1734-1819) Bilsdale, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
Machtildis Berndtsen (1719-) Joannes Berndtsen (bef1711-) Anna Hinsbeek (1682-1749) Zevenaar, Gelderland, Netherlands
Sarah Ann Bray (1847-1927) James William Bray (1822-1881) Anne Sussannah Blackman (1828-1859) Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
Martha Rebecca Brewer (1826-1892) Israel Chase Brewer (c1797-1873) Sally Brown (1801-1884) Ludlow, Windsor County, Vermont, United States
William Brodie (1741-1788)
Harald Brunswik Eugen Brunswik (1898-c1980) Elisabeth Brunswik geb. Netal Wasenbruck Gem. Mannersdorf am Leithagebirge, Niederösterreich, Austria
Oliver Burdg (1821-1908) Jacob Burdg (1783-1862) Miriam Matthews (1786-c1860) Jefferson Township, Fayette County, Pennsylvania, United States
Mary Ellen Burless (1853-1900) William Burless (1830-1917) Emmeline Vidler (1832-1912) Kiama, New South Wales, Australia
Grace Cavanough (1795-1828) Owen Cavanough (1762-1841) Margaret Dowling (1766-1834) Norfolk Island
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Familypedia people who died on this day

  Father Mother Death place Age at death
Edward Bayly (1684-1741) Nicholas Bayly (bef1631-) Dorothy Hall (-c1714) 57
Jane Beaumont (c1689-1743) George Beaumont (c1680-1712) Gertrude Bagshawe (c1684-1713) 54
Gladys May Bellamy (1906-1989) William George Bellamy (1879-1957) Ada May Carter (1884-1960) Wentworthville, New South Wales, Australia 83
Mahaut van Mechelen (1255-1306) Walter VI Berthout van Mechelen (1225-1288) Marie d'Auvergne (1225-1280) 51
Margaret Bourne (1615-1683) Richard Bourne (1564-1632) Judith Cooper (1578-1660) Marshfield, Plymouth County, Massachusetts
Mary Boyd (c1723-1793) James Boyd (-1739)
Hester Wilcox Brown (1841-1932) Peter Brown (1809-?) Sarah Hemingway (1813-1901) Salina, Saline County, Kansas (Salina+ Saline County+ Kansas) 91
Abraham Browne (1639-1667) Abraham Brown (1579-1650) Lydia Hodges (c1595-1686) Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts 28
Arie Bruintjes (c1866-1867) Arend Bruintjes (c1833-1875) Berendina Scheer (1835-1915) Genemuiden, Overijssel, Netherlands 1
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Familypedia people who were first married on this day

  Father Mother Joined with-g1 Wedding1 place
John Abbot (1704-1793) John Abbot (1674-1754) Elizabeth Harnden (1756-1693) Phebe Fiske (1712-1802) Andover, Massachusetts, United States
Nancy Jane Aldridge (1842-1883) James T. Aldridge (1813-1884) Mary Chadwell (1815-1888) William Franklin Welch (c1827-c1885) Fannin County, Texas, United States
William George Amos (1843-1900) William Amos (1812-1895) Elizabeth Blanch (1821-1910) Elizabeth Bryant (1843-1877) Raymond Terrace, New South Wales, Australia
Samuel Green Arnold (1778-1826) Welcome Arnold (1745-1798) Patience Greene (1754-1809) Frances Rogers (1786-1865)
Leopold IV. von Österreich (1108-1141) Luitpold III. von Österreich (1073-1136) Agnes of the Holy Roman Empire (c1072-1143) Maria of Bohemia (c1124-aft1160)
John Beaufort, 1st Earl of Somerset (c1373-1410) John of Gaunt, 1st Duke of Lancaster (1340-1399) Catherine De Roet (1350-1403) Margaret Holland (1385-1439)
William Birchall (1875-1963) William Birchall (-1914) Margaret Walker Bruce (-1923) Therese Blackman (1884-1964) St John the Baptist, Mudgee, New South Wales, Australia
Therese Blackman (1884-1964) John Thomas Blackman (1857-1936) Mary Ann Large (1864-1936) William Birchall (1875-1963) St John the Baptist, Mudgee, New South Wales, Australia
John William Penn Blick (1879-1958) Thomas Henry Blick (1853-1919) Mary Jane Elliott (1861-1901) Elsie May Eggins (1885-1954) Grafton, 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
Charlotte Bellamy (1819-1887) James Zadock Bellamy (1798-1875) Hannah Singleton (1802-1869) Henry Albert Burbidge (1815-1866) St Pauls, Carlingford, New South Wales, Australia
Richard Hobden (1790-1851) Samuel Hobden (c1742-?) Mary Skinner (?-?) Elizabeth Milson (c1802-1876)
Matilda Lambert (1849-1945) James Lambert (?-?) Harriett Pullen (1828-?) James Hinten (?-?)
Hans Joachim Peters (1928-2004) John C. Peters (c1888-) Margaret Tomforde (-) Cynthia Ann Olson (1948) Lake City, Minnesota, United States
William Whitney Rice (1826-1896) Benjamin Rice (1784-1847) Alice M. Miller (1841-1900)
Rosanna Richardson (1814-1892) Anthony Richardson (1772-1816) Susannah Cross (c1793-1872) Richard William Rose (1826-1901) Wilberforce, New South Wales, Australia
Karl II. von Mecklenburg-Strelitz (1741-1816) Karl I. von Mecklenburg-Strelitz (1708-1752) Elisabeth Albertine von Sachsen-Hildburghausen (1713-1761) Charlotte von Hessen-Darmstadt (1755-1785) Darmstadt
Paul von Württemberg (1785-1852) Friedrich I. von Württemberg (1754-1816) Auguste Karoline von Braunschweig-Wolfenbüttel (1764-1788) Charlotte von Sachsen-Hildburghausen (1787-1847) Ludwigsburg, Germany
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