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Today is June 24.

Familypedia people who were born on this day

 FatherMotherBirth place
Peter Chardon Brooks Adams (1848-1927)Charles Francis Adams (1807-1886)Abigail Brown Brooks (1808-1889)Quincy, Massachusetts, United States
Aline Rose Arbuthnot-Leslie (1888-1948)George Arbuthnot-Leslie (1847-1896)Mary Rose Leslie (1851-1900)
Ion Balș (1942)Matei Balș (1905-1989)Lucia Cantacuzino (1913-1976)Bucharest, Romania
Ivan Fyodorovich Basmanov-Pleshcheyev (c1569-1603)Fyodor Alekseyevich Basmanov-Pleshcheyev (c1545-1571)Stepanida Vasilyevna Princess Sitskaya (c1547-1591)
Pyotr Fyodorovich Basmanov-Pleshcheyev (c1567-1606)Fyodor Alekseyevich Basmanov-Pleshcheyev (c1545-1571)Stepanida Vasilyevna Princess Sitskaya (c1547-1591)
John Belasyse (1614-1689)Thomas Belasyse, 1st Viscount Fauconberg (1577-1653)Barbara Cholmley (c1575-1619)Newborough
George Taft Benson (1875-1934)George Taft Benson (1846-1919)Louisa Alexandrine Ballif (1850-1922)Logan, Cache County, Utah, United States
John Bigelow (1715-1787)Joshua Bigelow (1677-1728)Hannah Fisk (1680-1733)Westford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts
Caroline Jane Blackman (1887-1965)John Thomas Blackman (1857-1936)Mary Ann Large (1864-1936)Mudgee, New South Wales, Australia
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Familypedia people who died on this day

 FatherMotherDeath placeAge at death
Daisy Ethel Ackerman (1898-1969)Edwin Carlos Ackerman (1847-1917)Mary Priscilla Jane Freel (1854-1934)Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States71
James Ainslie (1808-1860)Archibald Ainslie (-1827)Euphemia Steedman (?-?)Hobart, Tasmania, Australia52
Isaac Alden (1666-1727)Joseph Alden (1627-1696)Mary Simmons (1638-1697)Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts63
George Underwood Alley (1801-1879)John Alley (bef1801)Jane Anne Underwood (bef1801)Araluen, New South Wales, Australia78
Bridget Allgar (c1562-c1605)William Allgar (1536-1575)Margaret Payre (c1540-1612)Shalford, Essex, England, United Kingdom43
William Amos (1869-1934)William George Amos (1843-1900)Elizabeth Bryant (1843-1877)Myrtle Creek, New South Wales, Australia65
Henry Arbuthnot (1803-1875)Charles Arbuthnot (1767-1850)Marcia Mary Anne Clapcott-Lisle (1774-1806)72
Frederick Barnes (1727-1778)Daniel Barnes (1701-1775)Zeryiah Eager (1705-1781)Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts51
Ellen Barrett (1847-1905)George J Barrett (1821-1899)Dinah Danewood (1821-1904)Candelo, New South Wales, Australia58
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Familypedia people who were first married on this day

 FatherMotherJoined with-g1Wedding1 place
Bridget Allgar (c1562-c1605)William Allgar (1536-1575)Margaret Payre (c1540-1612)Robert White (1561-1617)Shalford, Essex, England, United Kingdom
George Anstey (c1838-1869)Laura Leworthy (c1837-1927)Inglewood, Victoria, Australia
Alice Ann Bath (1857-1925)Christopher Bath (1828-1900)Caroline Ann English (1839-1925)Duncan Gillies (1846-1933)Walcha, New South Wales, Australia
Sarah Beers (1639-1724)Richard Beers (1616-1675)Elizabeth Furman (1615-1706)Isaac Stearns (1633-1676)Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts
Harriett Blanch (1845-1917)Thomas J Blanch (1809-1892)Hannah Austin (1815-1879)Edwin Tolhurst (1837-1916)Myall River, New South Wales, Australia
James Hulme Canfield (1847-1909)Rev. E. H. Canfield (c1820-)Martha Hulme (c1820-)Flavia A. Camp (1844-1930)
Mary Chatterton (c1794-1881)Robert Cocking (1797-1871)London, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom
Martha Cobb (1682-1763)James Cobb (1634-1695)Sarah Lewis (1643-1735)Ephraim Tinkham (1682-1713)Middleborough, Plymouth County, Massachusetts
Robert Cocking (1797-1871)John Cocking (c1761-)Sarah Outram (1761-1847)Mary Chatterton (c1794-1881)London, Greater London, England, 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
George Ludwig Frederick Behre (1844-1911)Anna Mary Rinsler (1851-1917)Chatham Borough, Morris County, New Jersey, United States
Charles I of Hungary (1288-1342)Charles Martel of Anjou (1271-1295)Clementia von Habsburg (c1262-1293)Beatrix von Luxemburg (1305-1319)
Lulu Rebecca Doty (1874-1950)Franklin Bake Doty (1850-1935)Esther Ann Davison (1853-1920)John M. Johnson (c1874-)
Lydia Griswold (1671-1752)Francis Griswold (1635-1677)Mary Tracy (1630-1671)Joseph Holmes (1672-1752)Massachusetts
Elizabeth of Lancaster (1363-1425)John of Gaunt, 1st Duke of Lancaster (1340-1399)Blanche of Lancaster (1345-1369)John Holland, 1st Duke of Exeter (c1352-1400)
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