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Familypedia people who were born on this day

 FatherMotherBirth place
Margaret Anne Ackerman (1945)Ronald Cecil Ackerman (1919-1971)Doreen Pearl Carter (1918-1986)Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Elizabeth Aldridge (1818-1890)William Aldridge (1772-1832)Kezia Smith (1798-1870)Castlereagh, New South Wales, Australia
William Jackson Alford (1845-1932)William Alford (c1880-)Eveline GinnPike County, Mississippi, United States
Sarah Armitage (1756-1820)Samuel Armitage (1716-1801)Mary Harvey (1722-1817)Buckingham, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, United States
Prudence Baldwin (1788-1856)Timothy Baldwin (1762-1823)Prudence Chapman (1768-1846)Wilton, New Hampshire, United States
Samuel Barnard (1737-1792)Samuel Barnard (1699-1762)Susanna Harrington (1711-1790)Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States
Edward Pomeroy Barrett-Lennard (1799-1878)Thomas Barrett-Lennard, 1st Bt. (1762-1857)Dorothy St. Aubyn (-1830)Belhus, Essex, England, United Kingdom
Anna Catherina Becker (1640-1713)Hermann Becker (1620-1670)Ottilia (c1622-)Trupbach, Nassau-Siegen, Germany
Charles Edward Blackman (1886-1911)Charles Edward Blackman (1853-1939)Margaret Thomas (c1857-1944)Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Familypedia people who died on this day

 FatherMotherDeath placeAge at death
Sarah Jane Alcorn (1826-1908)Richard Alcorn (c1799-1879)Charlotte Golledge (1808-1851)Singleton, New South Wales, Australia82
Martha Allyn (1710-1786)Joseph Allyn (1671-bef1743)Mary Doty (1671-bef1743)Pittsfield, Massachusetts, United States76
Milo Andrus (1814-1893)Ruluf Andrus (1773-1849)Azubah Smith (1777-1830)Oxford, Franklin County, Idaho79
Benedict Arnold (1615-1678)William Arnold (1587-1676)Christian Peake (1583-1659)Newport, Newport County, Rhode Island, United States63
Carlos Hipólito Assumma (1928-1997)Giuseppe Assumma (1882-1947)Ángela Bilotti (1886-1970)Ciudad de Buenos Aires, Provincia de Buenos Aires, Argentina
John Bannister (1670-1730)Christopher Bannister (1635-1678)Jane Goodenow (1642-1708)Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts60
Frances Foott Besnard (1841-1929)Nicholas Richard Besnard (c1802-1882)Frances Burdell Keefe (c1820-1880)6 Winchcombe-avenue, Haberfield, New South Wales, Australia88
Dirk Bijl (1860-1894)Jacob Bijl (1822-1870)Antje Ligthart (1832-1886)Hoorn, North Holland, Netherlands
Bernard Blanch (1888-1964)Henry Blanch (1854-1918)Margaret Ryan (1859-1901)Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia76
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Familypedia people who were first married on this day

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Cornelia Appelman (1808-1857)Gerrit Appelman (1774-1853)Maartje Besseling (1775-1840)Pieter Beemsterboer (1798-1878)Hoogkarspel, North Holland, Netherlands
Samuel Appleton (1654-1725)Samuel Appleton (1624-1696)Anna Payne (1629-1656)Elizabeth Whittingham (1666-1725)Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts
Alfred Apps (1873-1945)Moses Baker Apps (1833-1875)Harriet Eggins (1838-1875)Dinah Bailey (1874-1927)Ulmarra, New South Wales, Australia
Dinah Bailey (1874-1927)Joseph Bailey (1845-1928)Amelia Ann Fernance (1850-1917)Alfred Apps (1873-1945)Ulmarra, New South Wales, Australia
Carl XVI Gustav of Sweden (1946-)Gustav Adolf of Sweden (1906-1947)Sibylla von Sachsen-Coburg und Gotha (1908-1972)Silvia Renate Sommerlath (1943-)Stockholm, Sweden
Karl XV of Sweden (1826-1872)Oscar I of Sweden (1799-1859)Joséphine de Beauharnais (1807-1876)Louise van Oranje-Nassau (1828-1871)Stockholm, Sweden
Victoria of Sweden (1977-)Carl XVI Gustav of Sweden (1946-)Silvia Renate Sommerlath (1943-)Olof Daniel Westling (1973-)Storkyrkan, Stockholm, Sweden
Frances Foott Besnard (1841-1929)Nicholas Richard Besnard (c1802-1882)Frances Burdell Keefe (c1820-1880)James Hayes (1831-1908)Yass, New South Wales, Australia
Juanita H. Bookout (1932-2013)John Henry Bookout (1895-1970)Wanda Hazel Pherigo (1907-1969)Edwin D. Ferrell (-1993)Kirksville, Missouri, United States
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Familypedia people who had their second wedding (or first after a liaison) on this day

 FatherMotherJoined with-g2Wedding2 place
James Ballou (1723-1812)James Ballou (1684-1764)Catherine Arnold (1690-1776)Huldah Carpenter (1785-1855)Richmond, Cheshire County, New Hampshire
Willard Ballantyne Farr (1888-1956)Willard Farr (1856-1951)Mary Elizabeth Ballantyne (1858-1942)Jane Lucretia Brown (1889-1970)St. Johns, Apache County, Arizona
Sarah Lefley (1824-1906)William Lefley (c1795-1830)Caroline Holmes (1801-aft1849)Lewis Pritchard (1823-1877)Grafton, New South Wales, Australia
Machteld Marbus (1779-1850)Michiel Marbus (1737-1803)Trijntje van Gelderen (c1742-1806)Symen Hogendoorn (c1761-1833)Leiderdorp, South Holland, Netherlands
Rebecca Merriam (1662-1693)William Merriam (1624-1689)Elizabeth Breade (1634-1691)Joseph Dutton (1661-1734)Reading, Middlesex County, Massachusetts
Donna Belle Radi (1945-2015)Lyle RadiBeulah Bules KarasRobert Lawrence Battram (1943-2015)Los Angeles, California, United States
Thomas Rice (1700-1779)John Rice (1675-1755)Elnathan Whipple (1675-1671)Ann Low (1710-)Warwick, Kent County, Rhode Island
Marijtje Sijm (1829-1906)Jacob Sijm (1787-1840)Aagje Heering (1796-1854)Jan Wijnker (1845-)Blokker, North Holland, Netherlands
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