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Today is September 21.

Familypedia people who were born on this day

 FatherMotherBirth place
Thomas Humphrey Cushing Allen (1822-1900)Lewis Allen (1783-1844)Mary Denison Smith (1789-1854)New London, New London County, Connecticut
Phoebe Janet Arbuthnot (1881-1973)Charles George Arbuthnot (1824-1899)Caroline Charlotte Clarke (c1845-1909)Blackheath, England, United Kingdom
Gisela Agnes von Anhalt-Köthen (1722-1751)Leopold von Anhalt-Köthen (1694-1728)Friederike Henriette von Anhalt-Bernburg (1702-1723)Köthen, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany
Eliza Ballou (1801-1888)James Ballou (1761-1808)Mehitable Ingalls (1764-)Richmond, New Hampshire, United States
Josephine Young Beatie (1874-1942)Walter Josiah Beatie (1849-1928)Phoebe Louisa Young (1854-1931)Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States
Abraham Bushell (1847-1936)Joshua Bushell (1823-1889)Elizabeth Davis (1828-1897)Kurrajong, New South Wales, Australia
Isabella Elizabeth Byng (1773-1830)George Byng, 4th Viscount Torrington (1740-1812)Lucy Boyle (1744-1792)
Elena Cantacuzino (1900-1983)Leon Cantacuzino (1869-1923)Ana Văcărescu (1873-c1940)
Maria Isabel of Orléans (1848-1919)Antoine of Orléans (1824-1890)Luisa Fernanda de España (1832-1897)Seville
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Familypedia people who died on this day

 FatherMotherDeath placeAge at death
Christian II. von Anhalt-Bernburg (1599-1656)Christian I. von Anhalt-Bernburg (1568-1630)Anna zu Bentheim-Tecklenburg (1579-1624)Bernburg57
Georg I. von Anhalt-Dessau (c1390-1474)Siegmund I. von Anhalt-Dessau (1368-1405)Jutta von Querfurt-Naumburg (c1370-aft1411)Dessau, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany84
Hephzibah Baker (1849-1937)Charles Baker (1814-1897)Maria Cramp (1829-1888)Laggan, New South Wales, Australia88
John Beaumont (?-1526)Henry Beaumont (?-1471)Eleanor Sutton (?-c1513)England
Freda Louise Bennett (1914-1975)William Henry Bennett (1873-1940)Amy Charles Wearne (1872-1914)Camborne, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom61
Mary Bigelow (1775-1864)Thomas Bigelow (1753-1837)Hannah Chase (1757-1848)Petersburgh, Rensselaer County, New York89
George Bowerman (1818-1872)George Bowerman (1791-1820)Mary Ann Partridge (1797-1877)Pennant Hills, New South Wales, Australia54
John Bradford (1615-1678)William Bradford (1590-1657)Dorothy May (1590-1620)Norwich, New London County, Connecticut, United States
Bertha Mary Carloss (1841-1892)John Carloss (?-?)Mary Ann Mckellar (1817-1890)Surry Hills, New South Wales, Australia51
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Familypedia people who were first married on this day

 FatherMotherJoined with-g1Wedding1 place
Ada Margaret Angel (1878-1961)Harkless Angel (1853-1931)Elizabeth Witt (1857-1932)James Samuel Parmenter (1871-1949)Burrawang, New South Wales, Australia
John Vaughan Apthorp (1844-1940)Harrison Otis Apthorp (1809-1883)Helen Maria Clark (1818-1891)Mary Sarah Sargent (1844-1908)Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States
Ephraim Avery (1713-1754)John Avery (1685-1754)Ruth Little (1686-1732)Deborah Lathrop (1717-1777)Pomfret, Windham County, Connecticut, United States
Maria Barbara Bach (1792-1863)Johann Georg Bach (1756-1823)Maria Magdalena Eschenbach (1759-1844)Johann Nikolas Bauer (?-?)(Germany)
Aubrey Edward Jack Beckham (1925-)Edward Charles Beckham (1901-)Queenie Violet Eldridge (1902-)Doris May Hamilton (1929-1971)St. John's Leytonstone, Essex, Leytonstone, Greater London, England, United Kingdom
Carolyn Jeanne Bessette (1966-1999)William J. BessetteAnn MessinaJohn Fitzgerald Kennedy (1960-1999)Cumberland Island, Camden County, Georgia, United States
Elizabeth Blackman (1821-1897)Samuel A Blackman (1788-1843)Mary Hoskisson (1795-1857)Edward O'Hara (c1810-1863)Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Grietje Bot (1830-1903)Gerrit Bot (1806-1860)Marijtje Jonker (1808-1848)Volkert Sijm (1819-1859)Wervershoof, North Holland, Netherlands
William Thomas Boxsell (1858-1933)Edward Boxsell (1832-1895)Elizabeth Wenham (1838-1906)Alice Woods (1860-1951)Meroo Meadow, 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
Beatrix von Brandenburg (c1270-bef1316)Otto V. von Brandenburg (c1246-1298)Judith von Henneberg (c1247-bef1295)Władysław of Bytom (c1280-1352)
Rebecca Best (1834-1921)Robert Best (c1810-1868)Mary Clements (c1790-1854)Michael Vaughan (c1846-1908)Moss Vale, New South Wales, Australia
Bogislaw X. von Pommern (1454-1523)Erich II. von Pommern-Wolgast (1425-1474)Sophia von Pommern (c1435-1497)Margareta von Brandenburg (-1489)
Thomas Herbert, 8th Earl of Pembroke (1656-1733)Philip Herbert, 5th Earl of Pembroke (1621-1669)Catharine Villiers (-1677)Barbara Slingsby (c1668-1721)St.James's, England
Edward Stafford Howard (1851-1916)Henry Howard (1802-1875)Charlotte Caroline Georgina Long (1823-1896)Catherine Meriel Stepney (1876-1952)
Lettice Knollys (1543-1634)Francis Knollys (c1511-1596)Catherine Carey (1524-1569)Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester (1532-1588)
Mary Sarah Sargent (1844-1908)Howard Sargent (1810-1869)Charlotte Cunningham (1818-1888)John Vaughan Apthorp (1844-1940)Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States
Thomas Sawyer (1649-1736)Thomas Sawyer (1616-1706)Mary Prescott (1630-1706)Hannah Lewis (1648-1718)Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts
Anne Catherine Tredick Wendell (1900-1977)Jacob Wendell (1869-1911)Marion Fendall (1870-1949)Geoffrey Seymour Grenfell (1898-1940)
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