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Today is March 20.

Familypedia people who were born on this day

 FatherMotherBirth place
Alfred Thompson Archer (1874-1940)Robert Archer (1848-1929)Caroline Cramp (1849-1929)Maclean, New South Wales, Australia
Edward Arnold (1679-1744)Seth Arnold (1648-1720)Elizabeth Gray (1658-1721)Marshfield, Plymouth County, Massachusetts
Jane Ann Baker (1844-1918)William Baker (1822-1907)Julia Ann Scanlin (c1824-1885)Dempsey Island, New South Wales, Australia
Fetinya Ivanovna Basmanova (c1595-1642)Ivan Fyodorovich Basmanov-Pleshcheyev (c1569-1603)Irina Vasilyevna Saltykova (c1575-1639)
Peter Bent (1702-1798)Peter Bent (1653-1717)Abigail Barnes (1683-1768)Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts
Mary Bommeli (1831-1913)Hans George Bommeli (1798-1875)Anna Barbara Ammann (1795-1834)Weingarten, Thurgau, Switzerland
Elizabeth Bond (1684-1736)John Bond (1652-1690)Hannah Coolidge (1656-1699)Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States
Joseph Bridge (1835-1923)Joseph Bridge (1814-1891)Sarah Woodbury (1819-1904)Mangrove Creek, New South Wales, Australia
Frederick Herbert Brown (1891-1956)Elias Brown (1854-1908)Mehetabel Crago (1860-1914)Gunning, New South Wales, Australia
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Familypedia people who died on this day

 FatherMotherDeath placeAge at death
Petrus Johannes Aarts (1867-1918)Johannis Aarts (1818-1900)Geertruida van Gog (1838-1897)Roermond, Netherlands
Harris Abbot (1812-1884)Ezra Abbot (1772-1847)Rebekah Hale (1781-1860)Wilton, New Hampshire, United States72
Charles Francis Adams (1835-1915)Charles Francis Adams (1807-1886)Abigail Brown Brooks (1808-1889)Washington, D.C., United States80
Gerrit Appelman (1774-1853)Gerrit Appelman (1742-1809)Geesje Schaper (1745-1812)Hoogkarspel, North Holland, Netherlands
Ellen Harriett Archer (1876-1911)Robert Archer (1848-1929)Caroline Cramp (1849-1929)Lewisham, New South Wales, Australia35
Louise of Sweden (1851-1926)Karl XV of Sweden (1826-1872)Louise van Oranje-Nassau (1828-1871)Amalienborg Palace, Denmark75
Ann Binney (1778-1859)John Binney (1720)Prissilah UnknownLaunceston, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom
John Birtwistle (1925-1945)John Birtwistle (1894-1954)Bessie Taylor (1895-1955)
David Roy Blundell (1974-1974)David Burrell Blundell (living)Marie June Smith (living)0
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Familypedia people who were first married on this day

 FatherMotherJoined with-g1Wedding1 place
Orson Bennett Adams (1815-1901)Elisha Bennett Adams (1778-1845)Asenath Lucy Camp (1783-1864)Susannah Smith (1819-1892)Grayson County, Kentucky
Mary Barker (1604-1677)John Barker (1563-1617)Margaret Walter (1564-)Isaac Stearns (1603-1671)Stoke by Nayland, Suffolk, England
Mary Bemis (1624-1695)Joseph Bemis (1582-1628)Anne Spray (1593-1628)William Hagar (1620-1684)Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts
Lucy Bigelow (1830-1905)Nahum Bigelow (1785-1851)Mary Gibbs (1809-1888)Brigham Young (1801-1877)Winter Quarters, Douglas County, Nebraska
Mary Jane Bigelow (1827-1868)Nahum Bigelow (1785-1851)Mary Gibbs (1809-1888)Brigham Young (1801-1877)Winter Quarters, Douglas County, Nebraska
William George Blackman (1854-1930)Samuel Alfred Blackman (1830-1896)Charlotte Smith (1830-1898)Alice Burden Nevell (1869-1958)Presbyterian, Richmond, New South Wales, Australia
Catherine Blundell (c1789-)John Blundell (farmer) (-1812)Mary Rice (1754-1827)Thomas Best (1794-)Parish Church, Horley, Surrey, England, United Kingdom
Sylvanus Bourne (1694-1763)Melatiah Bourne (1673-1742)Desire Chipman (1673-1705)Mercy Gorham (1695-1782)Barnstable, Barnstable County, Massachusetts
Frederick Herbert Brown (1891-1956)Elias Brown (1854-1908)Mehetabel Crago (1860-1914)Orange Elsie Victoria Mary Ingold (1894-1986)Cootamundra, 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
Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 4th Earl of Shaftesbury (1711-1771)Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 3rd Earl of Shaftesbury (1671-1713)Jane Ewer (-1751)Mary Bouverie (1730-1804)
Kunigunde Barbara Bach (1832-1915)Johann Konrad Bach (1794-1857)Anna Maria Schmidt (1796-1877)Johann Georg Trump (1830-1886)Tauberscheckenbach, Württemberg, Germany
William Pabodie (1664-1744)William Pabodie (1620-1707)Elizabeth Alden (1625-1717)Elizabeth Throope (1672-1729)Massachusetts
Elizabeth Throope (1672-1729)William Throop (1628-1704)Mary Chapman (1643-1704)William Pabodie (1664-1744)Bristol, Bristol County, Rhode Island
Martha Ann Truman (1850-1892)Jacob Mica Truman (1825-1881)Elizabeth Boyes (1831-1919)John Powell (1822-1902)
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