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Today is November 17.

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 FatherMotherBirth place
Henry Adams (1657-1733)Henry Adams (1609-1676)Elizabeth Paine (1620-1676)Medfield, Norfolk County, Massachusetts
Asa Adgate (1767-1832)Matthew Adgate (1737-1818)Eunice Baldwin (1750-1787)Canaan, Columbia County, New York, United States
Joseph Bemis (1684-1738)John Bemis (1659-1732)Mary Harrington (1663-1716)Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts
Astrid of Sweden (1905-1935)O. Carl W. of Sweden (1861-1951)Ingeborg of Denmark (1878-1958)Stockholm, Sweden
Louisa Blunt (1878-1971)Francis Blunt (1857-1882)Margaret Brennan (1859-1939)St James's, Greater London, England, United Kingdom
Rene-Grigore Bogdan (1885-1975)Gheorghe Bogdan (1854-1925)Margareta Rosetti (1865-1940)Iași, Iași County, Romania
Benjamin Brewster (1633-1710)Jonathan Brewster (1593-1659)Lucretia Oldham (1600-1679)Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, United States
Sarah Ann Brown (1879-1921)Negus Edwin Brown (1847-1904)Isabella McDonald (1850-1911)Gegedzerick, Berridale, New South Wales, Australia
Lewis A Brumfield (1857-1927)John Quincy BrumfieldDorcas Magee (1831-1857)Washington Parish, Louisiana, United States
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 FatherMotherDeath placeAge at death
John Alden (1744-1766)Briggs Alden (1723-1796)Mercy Wadsworth (1724-1812)Casco Bay, Plymouth County, Massachusetts
Catherine II of Russia (1729-1796)Christian August von Anhalt-Zerbst (1690-1747)Johanna Elisabeth von Schleswig-Holstein-Gottorf (1712-1760)Saint Petersburg67
Josephine Young Beatie (1874-1942)Walter Josiah Beatie (1849-1928)Phoebe Louisa Young (1854-1931)Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, United States68
Theodorus Jansz Bergman (1786-1859)Joannes Dirksz Bergman (1759-1820)Sigurda van Opzeeland (1763-1797)73
Mosiah Works Booth (1838-1903)Lorenzo Dow Booth (1807-1847)Parthenia Works (1811-1893)St. Charles, Bear Lake County, Idaho, United States65
Marie Eliška Borsita von Martinitz (c1642-1671)Bernard Borsita von Martinitz (1603-1685)Veronika Polyxena von Sternberg (1625-1659)Prague, Czech Republic
Rose Constance Bowes-Lyon (1890-1967)Claude George Bowes-Lyon, 14th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne (1855-1944)Nina Cecilia Cavendish-Bentinck (1862-1938)Weymouth, Dorset, England, United Kingdom
Adeline Amelia Branson (1863-1930)William Branson (c1807-1884)Miriam Clouterton (c1810-1898)Bigga, New South Wales, Australia67
Paul Brigham (1761-1833)Paul Brigham (1732-1777)Elizabeth Rice (1729-1785)St. Albans, Franklin County, Vermont72
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Familypedia people who were first married on this day

 FatherMotherJoined with-g1Wedding1 place
John Abbot (1648-1721)George Abbot (1615-1681)Hannah Chandler (1630-1711)Sarah Barker (1647-1729)Andover, Massachusetts, United States
Harriet Sumner Appleton (1841-1923)Nathan Appleton (1779-1861)Harriet Coffin Sumner (1802-1867)Greeley Stevenson Curtis (1830-1897)Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts
James Avison (1801-1847)James Avison (1774-)Mary Hallas (1777-)Mary Blackburn (c1799-)St Mary's, Batley, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
Caroline Bennett (1806-1836)Charles Lennox, 3rd Duke of Richmond (1735-1806)Mary Blazard (bef1806-)Henry Edward Napier (1789-1853)
Charles George Bingham, 4th Earl of Lucan (1830-1914)George Charles Bingham, 3rd Earl of Lucan (1800-1888)Anne Brudenell (1809-1877)Cecilia Catherine Gordon-Lennox (1838-1910)London, England, United Kingdom
Marie Karolína Filipína Magdalena Borsita von Martinitz (1700-1785)Georg Adam Borsita von Martinitz (1645-1714)Marie Josephine von Sternberg (1668-1747)Philipp-Joseph Franz Kinsky von Wchinitz und Tettau (1700-1749)
Clarence Edward Bragg (1888-1960)Lillian Sarah Fassett (1891-1982)Glens Falls, Warren County, New York, USA
Robert Breck Brigham (1826-1900)Cheney Brigham (1793-1865)Elisabeth Brigham (1794-1853)Frances GertrudeBoston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts
Elizabeth Ann Carmody (c1835-1917)John Carmody (bef1835-)Mary Jones (bef1835-)Francis Hahn (1831-1921)St James Church, King Street, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Familypedia people who had their second wedding (or first after a liaison) on this day

 FatherMotherJoined with-g2Wedding2 place
George Milo Foos (1860-1936)Andrew Foos (1825-)Amanda Harroff (1829-1892)Harriet Borts (1872-)
John Murray Forbes (1807-1885)James Grant Forbes (1769-1825)Frances Elizabeth Blackwell (-1845)Emily Anthony (1840-1927)
Martha Louisa Gibbs (1846-1905)Henry Gibbs (1793-1883)Mary Anne Quigley (1816-1863)James Robert Merrick (1842-1926)Singleton, New South Wales, Australia
William Greene (1797-1883)Ray Greene (1765-1849)Mary Magdalen Flagg (1773-1817)Caroline Brenton Shaw (1800-1897)East Greenwich, Kent County, Rhode Island
Hubert Lee Kavenagh (1910-1999)Archibald Kavenagh (c1877-)Linnie (c1878-)Hildegar R Schrader (c1940-)Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, United States
Catherine Rosina Laura Middleton (c1861-1942)John Middleton (bef1861-)Rosa Lawrence (bef1861-)James Wood (1848-)Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia
Ernest Extra Stevenson (1878-1956)Edward Stevenson (1820-1897)Emily Electa Williams (1841-1918)Annetta Blanche Gundersen (1891-1961)Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah
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