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Today is July 22.

Familypedia people who were born on this day

 FatherMotherBirth place
Francis Rose Arnold (1837-1922)Daniel Hinckley Arnold (1800-1887)Harriet Maria Welles (1802-1867)Brooklyn, Kings County, New York, United States
John Bayley (1613-1691)John Bailey (1572-1651)Elizabeth Knight (1591-)Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom
John Perry Benson (1781-1842)John Benson (1749-1818)Mary Holbrook (1762-1814)Mendon, Worcester County, Massachusetts
Mary Browne (1552-1607)Anthony Browne, 1st Viscount Montagu (c1527-1592)Jane Radcliffe (c1532-1552)
Elizabeth Budd (1829-1908)Thomas Budds (1788-1833)Hozapha Besquante Wood (c1797-1868)Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
William Vivian Burless (1857-1937)William Burless (1830-1917)Emmeline Vidler (1832-1912)Kiama, New South Wales, Australia
William Addison Burris (1881-1957)Jacob Fleet Burris (1848-1911)Amazon Anna Victoria CainFranklin County, Mississippi, United States
Minnie Emily Cameron (1887-1962)Robert A Cameron (1846-1937)Mary Maria Baker (1854-1937)Stoney Creek, Walcha, New South Wales, Australia
Henry Joseph Clout (1890-1973)Joseph Clout (1855-1903)Elizabeth Jane Paterson (c1860-1918)Thames, Thames-Coromandel District, Waikato Region, New Zealand
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Familypedia people who died on this day

 FatherMotherDeath placeAge at death
Agnes Ethel Barnett (1880-1970)William Henry Barnett (bef1864-?)Agnes Ashenden (1862-1936)Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia90
John Barrett (1635-1711)Humphrey Barrett (1592-1662)Mary Hawes (1590-1663)Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts76
Hannah Beaumont (1705-1757)George Beaumont (c1664-1712)Gertrude Bagshawe (-1703)52
George William Bellamy (1835-1901)John Bellamy (1803-1873)Margaret Ann Kelly (1802-1856)Fleet Street, Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia66
Percival Clarence Bensley (1882-1903)William Bensley (1849-1927)Mary Harriet Furner (1848-1892)Penrith Railway Station, Penrith, New South Wales, Australia21
Emanoil Bogdan (1922-1881)Rene-Grigore Bogdan (1885-1975)Marie-Louise Wemyss-Swann (1893-1967)Paris, France
Daniel Alexander Brown (1888-1951)John James Brown (1858-1946)Charlotte Elizabeth Stevenson (1859-1924)Brisbane, Queensland, Australia63
Juliana Butler (1783-1861)Henry Thomas Butler, 2nd Earl of Carrick (1746-1813)Sarah Taylor (c1756-1841)Green Park, Rostrevor, County Down, Ireland78
William Cable (c1834-1881)Mount Dutton, South Australia, Australia47
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Familypedia people who were first married on this day

 FatherMotherJoined with-g1Wedding1 place
Joseph Adams (1818-1891)Walter Russell Adams (1780-1868)Mercy Fairbanks (1784-1853)Dolly Winship Whitney (1819-1901)Ashburnham, Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States
Catherine Cheney Alldrich (1800-1874)Nahum Aldrich (1769-1799)Rebecca Cheney (1773-1836)George Stoneman (1799-1877)
Ronald Owen Lloyd Armstrong-Jones (1899-1966)Robert Armstrong-Jones (1857-1943)Margaret Elizabeth Roberts (1868-1943)Anne Messel (1902-1992)St. George Hanover Square, London, England, United Kingdom
William Bailey (1854-1936)John Thomas Bailey (c1810-1890)Elizabeth Ann Prosser (1814-1885)Mary Ann Fernance (1857-1925)Singleton, New South Wales, Australia
Edouard Mesmin Beaudet (1843-1936)Godfroy Beaudet (1813-1891) (.fr)Sophie Beaudet (c1813-)Merelisse Martel (c1847-)Deschaillons-sur-Saint-Laurent, Quebec, Canada
Lucy Winifred Bowden (1882-1968)William Bowden (1853-1895)Maria Levingston (1859-1945)Francis Joseph Girard (1881-1956)Narrabri, New South Wales, Australia
Jacobus Brussé (c1768-1813)Jan Jacobsz Brussee (1738-1797)Ariaantje Jacobs Paauw (1741-1796)Adriana Honing (1757-1844)Haarlem, North Holland, Netherlands
Ewen Allan Cameron (c1879-1937)Ewen Cameron (1841-1908)Josephine Elizabeth Houchen (1857-)Rachel Margaret Geddes (c1880-1969)Glass, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
Louis VII de France (1120-1180)Louis VI of France (1081-1137)Adèle de Savoie (1092-1154)Eleanor of Aquitaine (1122-1204)Bordeaux, France
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Familypedia people who had their second wedding (or first after a liaison) on this day

 FatherMotherJoined with-g2Wedding2 place
Hannah Hornary (1836-1884)John Honery (1808-1884)Elizabeth Reynolds (1820-1875)William Packer (1838-1918)Richmond, New South Wales, Australia
Elliott Roosevelt (1910-1990)Franklin Delano Roosevelt (1882-1945)Anna Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962)Ruth Josephine Googins (1909-1974)Burlington, Iowa, United States
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    On February 18, (less than two weeks ago) I created a brand new article for the subject Green Harbor Monument, a semi-historic cenotaph in Old Winslow Burial Ground in Marshfield, Massachusetts. In less than two weeks this article has soared to a 1st place ranking on the Bing search engine and 2nd place on the google search engine for searching …

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