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Today is October 21.

Familypedia people who were born on this day

 FatherMotherBirth place
Frank Leonard Andrews (1881-1936)William Andrews (c1844-1928)Ellen Hillier (1852-1923)Smithfield, South Australia, Australia
Pamelia Andrus (1809-1877)Jonathan Andrus (1783-1870)Lucina Pearson Parsons (1789-1870)Northbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts
Joachim Ernst von Anhalt-Dessau (1536-1586)Johann IV. von Anhalt-Dessau (1504-1551)Margaretha von Brandenburg (1511-1577)Dessau, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany
Joseph Baker (1755-1850)Bennett Baker (1725-)Mary Gilbert (1729-)Wittshire, England
William Bardolf, 4th Baron Bardolf (1349-1386)John Bardolf, 3rd Baron Bardolf (1312-1363)Elizabeth d'Amory (1318-1361)Wormegay, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom
Richard Barnes (1871-1942)Thomas Barnes (bef1856-aft1871)Catherine (bef1856-aft1871)Trunkey Creek, New South Wales, Australia
Elizabeth Blackman (1821-1897)Samuel A Blackman (1788-1843)Mary Hoskisson (1795-1857)Cobbitty, New South Wales, Australia
Dorothy Bland (1761-1816)Francis Bland (c1740-1778)Ireland
Elizabeth Bool (1861-1932)George Bool (1835-1900)Martha Geard (1835-1922)Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
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Familypedia people who died on this day

 FatherMotherDeath placeAge at death
Charles George James Arbuthnot (1801-1870)Charles Arbuthnot (1767-1850)Marcia Mary Anne Clapcott-Lisle (1774-1806)69
Sara Armijs (1763-1820)Haarlem, North Holland, Netherlands57
Sophia M Arndell (1825-1904)Samuel Arndell (1797-1874)Elizabeth Dring (1794-1890)Grafton, New South Wales, Australia79
Daniel Barnes (1736-1813)Daniel Barnes (1701-1775)Zeryiah Eager (1705-1781)Chelsea, Orange County, Vermont77
Vere Beauclerk (1699-1781)Charles Beauclerk, 1st Duke of St Albans (1670-1726)Diana de Vere (-1742)London, England, United Kingdom82
Francis Bernard (c1528-1602)John Bernard (c1491-1549)Cecily Muscote (c1500-?)Northamptonshire, England (Northamptonshire+ England)74
Birger Magnusson (c1200-1266)Magnus Minniskiöld (c1175-c1209)Ingrid Ylva (bef1195-)66
Percival Harley Blackman (1890-1954)William George Blackman (1854-1930)Alice Burden Nevell (1869-1958)Sydney, New South Wales, Australia64
Thomas Bridge (1852-1882)Benjamin Bridge (1816-1875)Susannah Ann Craft (1820-1910)Gunnedah, New South Wales, Australia30
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Familypedia people who were first married on this day

 FatherMotherJoined with-g1Wedding1 place
John Aberdein (1815-1880)James Aberdein (1785-1855)Margaret Hogg (1785-1857)Elizabeth Watt (1815-1897)Montrose, Scotland, United Kingdom
Sarah Arnold (1790-1867)William Arnold (c1751-1831)Mary Stocker (c1755-1842)Thomas Smith (1795-1879)Guilden Morden, Cambridgeshire, England, United Kingdom
Leonardus Gerardus Bakker (1858-1945)Leendert Bakker (1825-1866)Gerarda van Steen (1822-1893)Antonia Burgers (c1856-)Alkemade, South Holland, Netherlands
Mary Bigelow (1775-1864)Thomas Bigelow (1753-1837)Hannah Chase (1757-1848)Aaron White (1773-1846)
John Billing (1846-1896)Joseph Billing (c1816-1884)Sarah unknown (c1821-1870)Anne Marie Broster (1848-1898)Penfield, South Australia, Australia
Elizabeth Bool (1861-1932)George Bool (1835-1900)Martha Geard (1835-1922)Jonathan Walkom (1859-1931)New South Wales, Australia
Samuel Bradford (1683-1740)John Bradford (1653-1736)Mercy Warren (1657-1727)Sarah Gray (1697-1770)Plymouth County, Massachusetts
Anne Marie Broster (1848-1898)George Broster (1823-1901)Elizabeth Chivell (c1829-1893)John Billing (1846-1896)Penfield, South Australia, Australia
Robert Puckett Butt (1843-1927)Richard Alfred Butt (1825-1863)Sarah Maria Puckett (1826-1893)Esther Ann Lawton (1854-1934)Yass, 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
David Brigham (1678-1750)Thomas Brigham (1641-1717)Mary Rice (1646-1695)Mary Leonard (1674-1741)Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts
Ann Burrell (c1820-1900)John Burrell (1797-1884)Mary Horton (1806-1876)Joseph Wright (1822-1852)Presbyterian, Windsor, New South Wales, Australia
Walter Edward Davidson (1859-1923)James Davidson (1814-)Sarah Humfrey (-1865)Margaret Agnes Feilding (1871-1964)
Anna Lillie Greenough (1844-1928)William Henry Greenough (1795-1854)Harriet Howard Fay (1810-1885)Johan Henrik Hegerman-Lindencrone (1838-1918)Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States
Karl Ludwig von Österreich (1833-1896)Franz Karl von Österreich (1802-1878)Sophie Friederike Dorothea Wilhelmine von Bayern (1805-1872)Maria Annunziata delle Due Sicilie (1843-1871)
Tame Horomona Rehe (1884-1933)Rangitapua Horomona Rehe (1856-1915)Ihimaera Te Teira (-1903)Whakarawa Rene (-1968)Temuka, Timaru District, Canterbury Region, New Zealand
John Jay Stocking (1806-1870)Israel Stocking (1763-1818)Rosanna Harrison (1767-1820)Harriet Ensign (1814-1886)Westfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts
Jakob I. von Mörs und Saarwerden (c1421-1483)Johann I. von Mörs und Saarwerden (c1384-1431)Adelheid von Geroldseck-Lahr (c1396-aft1440)Kunigunde von Waldburg zu Sonnenberg (c1444-)
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