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Today is July 28.

Familypedia people who were born on this day

 FatherMotherBirth place
Jacqueline Lee Bouvier (1929-1994)John Vernou Bouvier III (1891-1957)Janet Norton Lee (1907-1989)Southampton, New York, United States
Charles Boyle, 4th Earl of Orrery (1674-1731)Roger Boyle, 2nd Earl of Orrery (1646-1682)Mary Sackville (1648-1710)Little Chelsea, England, United Kingdom
John Bridge (1853-1939)William Bridge (1819-1861)Sarah Carpenter (1826-1914)Wollombi, New South Wales, Australia
Mebitable Burbank (1729-1813)Abraham Burbank (1703-1767)Mehitable Wight (1707-1767)Suffield, Hartford County, Connecticut
Erzsébet Bánffy de Losoncz (1794-1853)Pál Bánffy de Losoncz (1762-1828)Erzsébet Gányi de Felcsút (1767-1831)Vienna, Austria
Margaret di Durazzo (1347-1412)Carlo di Durazzo (1323-1348)Maria of Naples (1329-1366)
Marguerite-Louise of Orléans (1645-1721)Gaston of Orléans (1608-1660)Marguerite de Lorraine (1615-1672)Château de Blois, Blois, France
Dorothy Evelyn Cavendish (1900-1966)Victor Christian William Cavendish, 9th Duke of Devonshire (1868-1938)Evelyn Emily Mary FitzMaurice (1870-1960)
Karolina Marie Chotková of Chotkov and Vojnín (1837-1901)Vilém Chotek von Chotkov und Vojnín (1803-1850)Louise von Ugarte (1813-1887)Brno, South Moravian Region, Czech Republic
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Familypedia people who died on this day

 FatherMotherDeath placeAge at death
William Allred (1790-1841)William Allred (1756-1808)Elizabeth Thrasher (1754-1841)Quincy, Adams County, Illinois51
Sancha de Mallorca (c1285-1345)Jaime de Mallorca (1243-1311)Esclarmonde de Foix (c1255-aft1299)Naples60
Leopold VI. von Österreich (1176-1230)Leopold V. von Österreich (1177-1194)Helena of Hungary (c1158-1199)San Germano54
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)Johann Ambrosius Bach (1645-1695)Maria Elisabeth Laummerhirt (1663-1694)65
Francis Neville Baglin (1763-1842)Matthew Baglin (c1725-1803)Ann Neville (c1725-1803)79
Rene-Grigore Bogdan (1885-1975)Gheorghe Bogdan (1854-1925)Margareta Rosetti (1865-1940)Bucharest, Romania
Joseph I of Spain (1768-1844)Carlo Buonaparte (1746-1785)Letizia Ramolino (1750-1836)Florence, Italy76
Ellen Waller Borden (1907-1972)John Borden (1884-1961)Ellen Wallace Waller (1885-1974)Gary, Lake County, Indiana, United States
Zaccheus Bosworth (1614-1655)Joseph Bosworth (1574-?)(Boston+ Suffolk+ Massachusetts)41
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Familypedia people who were first married on this day

 FatherMotherJoined with-g1Wedding1 place
Herbert Asquith (1881-1947)Herbert Henry Asquith, 1st Earl of Oxford and Asquith (1852-1928)Helen Kelsall Melland (1854-1891)Cynthia Mary Evelyn Charteris (1887-1960)The Church of the Holy and Undivided Trinity, Chelsea, London, England, United Kingdom
Louise of Sweden (1851-1926)Karl XV of Sweden (1826-1872)Louise van Oranje-Nassau (1828-1871)Frederick VIII of Denmark (1843-1912)Stockholm, Sweden
John Campbell, 1st Baron Cawdor (c1753-1821)Pryse Campbell (1726-1768)Sarah Bacon (c1726-)Isabella Caroline Howard (1771-1848)Grosvenor Place, Greater London, England, United Kingdom
Jean II de Valois (1319-1364)Philip VI de Valois (1293-1350)Jeanne de Bourgogne (1293-1348)Bonne of Bohemia (1315-1349)
Samuel Chivell (c1832-1880)Joseph Chivell (c1798-1855)Ann Bennie Goard (1800-1880)Mary Ann White (c1831-1854)Holy Trinity, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Catherine Anne Cramp (1860-?)Josiah Cramp (1826-1893)Naomi Francis (1838-1896)Christian Hof (1845-1915)Georgetown, Queensland, Australia
Angeline Davis (1828-1911)Daniel Coon Davis (1804-1850)Saphronia Fuller (1804-1845)George Scofield (1819-1870)Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois
Ildikó Fáy (1924)Aladár Fáy (1898-1963)Gizella Csengey (1903-1986)Sándor Ónodi-Szabó (1921)Budapest, Hungary
David Gill (c1796-)John Gill (c1766-)Isabell Nicoll (1776-)Sarah Ogston (1797-1872)Saint Nicholas, Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom
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Familypedia people who had their second wedding (or first after a liaison) on this day

 FatherMotherJoined with-g2Wedding2 place
John Backhouse (1817-1907)John Backhouse (bef1817)Catherine Thompson (bef1817)Margaret Johnstone (1808-1899)Araluen, New South Wales, Australia
William Bensley (1849-1927)Henry Bensley (c1821-1858)Hannah Clifton (1823-1900)Mary Elizabeth Parker (1862-1928)Bowral, New South Wales, Australia
Emanoil Bogdan (1922-1881)Rene-Grigore Bogdan (1885-1975)Marie-Louise Wemyss-Swann (1893-1967)Anca Scârneci (c1927)Bucharest, Romania
David Butner (c1745-1819)Adam Butner (-bef1777)Susanna ThomasRowan County, North Carolina, United States of America
Henry Gibbs (1793-1883)George Gibbs (-)Martha Cole (-)Mary Anne Quigley (1816-1863)Wilberforce, New South Wales, Australia
Jeanette Jerome (1854-1921)Leonard Walter Jerome (1817-1891)Clarissa Hall (1825-1895)George Frederick Myddleton Cornwallis-West (1874-1951)
Margaret Johnstone (1808-1899)John Backhouse (1817-1907)Araluen, New South Wales, Australia
Edward George Keppel (1847-1934)William Arnold Walpole Keppel (1804-1888)Frances Georgiana Sophia Marsham (1810-1883)Minna Helen Elsie Rödel (bef1933-)
George Marsden (c1816-1881)Samuel Marsden (c1780-1848)Wilhelmina Stevenson (c1791-1842)Margaret Gregory (c1821-1854)Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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