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Today is March 18.

Familypedia people who were born on this day

 FatherMotherBirth place
Petrus Johannes Aarts (1867-1918)Johannis Aarts (1818-1900)Geertruida van Gog (1838-1897)Deurne, North Brabant, Netherlands
George Washington Adair (1818-1897)Thomas Adair (1774-1858)Rebecca Brown (1776-1846)West Carthage, Smith County, Tennessee
Joseph Allen (1659-1725)John Allen (1631-1711)Sarah Ann Smith (1640-1674)Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts
Adeline Brooks Andrus (1813-1898)Jonathan Andrus (1783-1870)Lucina Pearson Parsons (1789-1870)Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut
Walter Kermode Archer (1856-1930)William Archer (1820-1874)Ann Hortle (1825-1899)Meander, Tasmania, Australia
Ellen Rosina Argent (1860-1916)John Argent (c1826-1892)Louisa Ann Laxton (c1829-1918)Dry Creek, South Australia, Australia
David Cecil Bingham (1887-1914)Cecil Edward Bingham (1861-1934)Rose Ellinor Guthrie (c1863-1908)
Rebecca Bliss (1663-1737)Thomas Bliss (c1616-1688)Elizabeth Birchard (1621-1699)Norwich, New London County, Connecticut, United States
Nancy Moira Bowes-Lyon (1918-1959)Patrick Bowes-Lyon, 15th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne (1884-1949)Dorothy Beatrix Godolphin Osborne (1888-1946)Teesdale, County Durham, England, United Kingdom
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Familypedia people who died on this day

 FatherMotherDeath placeAge at death
Auckie Alberts (1797-1844)Liekle Alberts (1768-1828)Antje Pieters (c1769-1830)Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands
Thomas William Arnold Anson (1913-1958)Thomas Edward Anson, 4th Earl of Lichfield (1883-1960)Evelyn Maud Keppel (1887-1945)45
John Babington (-1486)Thomas Babington (-1464)Isabel Dethick (-c1464)Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom
Mari Anne Bacon (1854-1937)John Bacon (c1817-1866)Ann Maria Powers (c1812-1914)Richmond, Victoria, Australia
Charles John Bentinck (1708-1779)Hans Willem Bentinck, 1st Earl of Portland (1649-1709)Jane Martha Temple (1672-1751)71
Christopher Blount (c1555-1601)Thomas Blount (-1568)Mary Poley (bef1555-)Tower Hill, London, England, United Kingdom46
Lucy Boyle (1744-1792)John Boyle, 5th Earl of Cork (1707-1762)Margaret Hamilton (1710-1758)Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England, United Kingdom48
Isabel Bradbourne (-aft1486)Henry Bradbourne (c1394-)Margery Bagot (c1398-1437)England
John Cecil, 4th Earl of Exeter (1628-1678)David Cecil, 3rd Earl of Exeter (c1604-1643)Elizabeth Egerton (bef1612-1688)50
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Familypedia people who were first married on this day

 FatherMotherJoined with-g1Wedding1 place
Ethel Maud Anlezark (1889-1920)Andrew Anlezark (1862-1908)Ellen McDonald Love (1869-)George Albert Boughton (1886-1950)Lorn, Maitland, New South Wales, Australia
Harriet Anne Ashley-Cooper (1798-1868)Cropley Ashley-Cooper, 6th Earl of Shaftesbury (1768-1851)Anne Spencer (1773-1865)Henry Thomas Lowry-Corry (1803-1873)
Fanny Bemis (1771-1852)Joshua Bemis (1729-1789)Sarah White (1737-1791)Elijah Howe (1775-1816)Spencer, Worcester County, Massachusetts
George Bowerman (1818-1872)George Bowerman (1791-1820)Mary Ann Partridge (1797-1877)Mary Anne Martin (1822-1870)Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia
Nathaniel Bowman (1608-1682)John Bowman (1549-)Ann Beresford (1580-1691)Hannah Smith (1612-1681)Hanover Square, London, England
Eliab Brewer (1760-1835)Samuel Brewer (1716-1740)Martha Bent (1720-1797)Sally Rice (1750-1835)Rutland, Vermont, United States
James Albert Bridge (1878-1965)John Bridge (1853-1939)Susan Clifford (1859-1939)Ethel Florence Cramp (1881-1961)Murwillumbah, New South Wales, Australia
Thomas Bridge (1852-1882)Benjamin Bridge (1816-1875)Susannah Ann Craft (1820-1910)Sophia Johanna Collyer (1854-1937)Wollombi, New South Wales, Australia
Samuel Brocklebank (1628-1676)John Brocklebank (1601-1638)Jane Christopher (1605-1668)Hannah Rofle (1632-1690)Rowley, Essex County, Massachusetts
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Familypedia people who had their second wedding (or first after a liaison) on this day

 FatherMotherJoined with-g2Wedding2 place
Mihály Daniel de Vargyas (1928)Ferenc Daniel de Vargyas (1887-1967)Gabriella Irma Somssich de Saárd (1904-1996)Natalia Scheel (1930)Munich, Bavaria, Germany
Eliza Jane Hardy (c1806-1879)George Hardy (1781-1854)Mary Warren (1766-1854)William Chick (c1812-1892)St James, Taunton, Somerset, England, United Kingdom
Rijk Nieuwburg (1760-1840)Hendrik Teunissen Nieuwburg (1717-1781)Maria Dircksdr Turen (1716-1761)Willemina Gerarda van Veldhuizen (-)Ede, Gelderland, Netherlands
Aart ter Velde (1842-1922)Willem ter VeldeLubbertha Spijker (1817-1857)Anna Willemina RiphagenEpe, Gelderland, Netherlands
Dietrich von Hülchrath (c1260-c1308)Dietrich VII. von Kleve (aft1224-1275)Adelheid von Heinsberg (-c1303)Lisa von Virneburg (-bef1305))
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