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Familypedia people who were born on this day

 FatherMotherBirth place
Joseph Backhouse (1754-1832)Aberford, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
Hephzibah Baker (1849-1937)Charles Baker (1814-1897)Maria Cramp (1829-1888)Cooks Vale Creek, New South Wales, Australia
John Barrett (1789-1873)George Barrett (bef1789)Jane Kendall (bef1789)Blackburn, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom
Stephen Bartlett (1691-1773)Richard Bartlett (1648-1724)Hanna Emery (1654-1705)Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts, United States
Fyodor Alekseyevich Basmanov-Pleshcheyev (c1545-1571)Aleksei Danilovich Basmanov-Pleshcheyev (1514-1570)
André Bettencourt (1919-2007)Victor Jacques Henri Maurice Bettencourt (1875-1946)Jeanne-Marie Clémence Françoise de Chalendar (1883-1924)Saint-Maurice-d'Ételan, Seine-Maritime, Normandy, France
Dulcie Joan Blackman (1922-2008)Edgar Charles Chiniquy Blackman (1879-1967)Letitia May Wales (1887-1961)Mudgee, New South Wales, Australia
Vivian Marshall Boxsell (1873-1918)Joseph John Boxsell (1844-1907)Mary Ann Souter (1846-1891)Kangaroo Mountain, New South Wales, Australia
Joseph Brigham (1706-1786)Gershom Brigham (1680-1749)Mehitable Warren (1684-1749)Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts
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Familypedia people who died on this day

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Elias Agricola (1631-1681)Pieter Eelisz (1595-1669)Reijmerigh Heines (-1666)
Elizabeth Aldridge (1818-1890)William Aldridge (1772-1832)Kezia Smith (1798-1870)Mudgee, New South Wales, Australia72
Mary Allyn (1702-bef1775)Joseph Allyn (1671-bef1743)Mary Doty (1671-bef1743)72
Cornelis Appelman (1799-1882)Jan Appelman (1765-1808)Neeltje Potjes (1762-1820)Hem, North Holland, Netherlands
Hugh Dudley Auchincloss (1858-1913)John L. Auchincloss (1810-1876)Elizabeth Buck (1816-1902)New York City, New York County, New York, United States55
John Balgowan (1850-1934)William Balgowan (c1808-1887)Jannet Shand (1810-1880)Glendalough, Western Australia, Australia84
John Frederick Barnes (c1838-1915)John Barnes (1812-1863)Elizabeth King Ellen (1802-1886)Hurstville, New South Wales, Australia77
William George Bartlett (1873-1951)Edward Bartlett (1845-1916)Ann Saxby (1846-1927)Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia78
Susanna Baugher (c1773-1814)John George William Baugher (1750-1798)Catherine Kepner (c1756-1824)Chanceford Township, York County, Pennsylvania, United States
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Familypedia people who were first married on this day

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Samuel Adams (1689-1748)John Adams (1661-1702)Hannah Webb (1665-1694)Mary Fifield (1694-1748)Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States
James Alderton (1849-1929)John Alderton (1806-1893)Mary Coffee (1816-1902)Margaret Turner (1855-1919)Richmond, New South Wales, Australia
William Allen (1627-1705)George Allen (1567-1648)Katherine Starke (1604-1656)Priscilla Browne (1628-1697)Sandwich, Barnstable County, Massachusetts
Geertje Appelman (1802-1867)Gerrit Appelman (1774-1853)Maartje Besseling (1775-1840)Jan de Boer (1792-1873)Hoogkarspel, North Holland, Netherlands
Gerrit Bleijenberg (c1793-1871)Gijsbert Bleijenberg (c1770-1840)Geertruida Coenen (1771-1839)Ariaantje van der Poel (1793-1842)Veenendaal, Utrecht, Netherlands
Thomas William Boardman (1851-1934)William Boardman (1801-1867)Melinda Boothby (1811-1885)Ellen Doust (1851-1948)Cawdor, New South Wales, Australia
Annis Boudinot (1736-1801)Elias Boudinot (1706-1770)Mary Catherine Williams (1715-1765)Richard Stockton (1730-1781)
Frederic Hall Bradlee (1807-1886)Josiah Bradlee (1778-1860)Lucy Hall (1783-1816)Lucretia Wainwright (1810-1886)
Emma Bradney (1846-1936)John Bradney (1822-1872)Ademia Henry (1828-1863)Edwin Arthur Ernest Vidler (1841-1929)Kiama, 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
Pieter Bakker (1795-1864)Harmen Bakker (1745-1796)Marijtje Elders (1756-1827)Trijntje Tiet (1811-1868)Grootebroek, North Holland, Netherlands
Gerrit Buijsman (1734-1783)Pieter Buijsman (1700-1766)Impje Jans (-1793)Geertje Bastiaans (c1775-)Grootebroek, North Holland, Netherlands
Aubrey Percival Gwynne (1853-1930)Daniel Wilson Geare Gwynne (c1823-1900)Mary Louisa Edwards (1814-1884)Helen Georgina Fydell Lindsay (1855-1925)St. George's Cathedral, Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Henry Thynne Lascelles, 4th Earl of Harewood (1824-1892)Henry Lascelles, 3rd Earl of Harewood (1797-1857)Louisa Thynne (1801-1859)Diana Elizabeth Smyth (1838-1904)St Pauls, Knightsbridge, England, United Kingdom
Gloria Laura Vanderbilt (1924)Reginald Claypoole Vanderbilt (1880-1925)Maria Mercedes Morgan (1904-1965)Leopold Anthony Stokowski (1882-1977)
Frederick Wolcott (1767-1837)Oliver Wolcott (1726-1797)Laura Collins (1732-1794)Sally Worthington Goodrich (1785-1842)Litchfield, Litchfield County, Connecticut, United States
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