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Today is November 22.

Familypedia people who were born on this day

 FatherMotherBirth place
Cornelis Aangeenbrug (1802-1861)Johannes Aangeenbrug (1773)Trijntje Johannesdr de Graaff (c1777)Lisse, South Holland, Netherlands
Benjamin Whatmore Adams (1868-1918)Henry Daniel Adams (1844-1920)Eliza Agnes Bradley (1846-1925)Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia
Richard Bagot (1782-1854)William Bagot, 1st Baron Bagot (1729-1798)Elizabeth Louisa St. John (c1744-1820)
Albert David Bauer (1938-2001)Donald Henry Bauer (1900-1962)Laurel J Glazier (1907-1999)
Donald Henry Bauer (1900-1962)Albert Henry Bauer (1866-1935)Betty Koster (1881-1960)Michigan, United States
Janet (`Jenny') Macfie Blaikie (1879-1972)Walter Biggar Blaikie (1847-1928)Janet Marshall Macfie (1852-1942)Newington district, Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom
Henry Bentinck Boyle, 5th Earl of Shannon (1833-1890)Richard Boyle, 4th Earl of Shannon (1809-1868)Emily Henrietta Seymour (-1887)London, England, United Kingdom
Reginald Courtenay Boyle (1877-1946)Gerald Edmund Boyle (1840-1927)Elizabeth Theresa Pepys (1837-1897)
Jacqueline Brownen (1972)Trevor Frank Brownen (1946)Gillian Margaret Merryweather (1943)Plymouth, Devon, England, United Kingdom (Freedom Fields Hospital)
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Familypedia people who died on this day

 FatherMotherDeath placeAge at death
Needham W. Alford (1848-1922)William Alford (c1800-)Eveline Ginn
Elizabeth Hilda Avard (1893-1961)Albert Henry Avard (1864-1920)Emmeline Rose Gill (1872-1952)Wallsend, New South Wales, Australia68
Thomas Babington (-1567)Humphrey Babington (-1544)Eleanor Beaumont (c1524-)England, United Kingdom
Joseph Bass (1665-1733)John Bass (1630-1716)Ruth Alden (1643-1674)Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States68
Samuel Bate (1776-1849)Samuel Bate (1743-1814)Dapto, New South Wales, Australia73
Thomas Hull Bath (1836-1890)William Bath (1804-1870)Susannah Bridgeman (1798-1840)Walcha, New South Wales, Australia54
Jan Besseling (1787-1868)Gerardus Besseling (1756-1823)Marijtje Nuin Fokel (?-?)Wognum, North Holland, Netherlands81
Jacob Bijl (1822-1870)Jacob Bijl (1798-?)Aafje de Wit (-)Lutjebroek, North Holland, Netherlands
Marie Anna Bollman (1844-1909)Chatham Borough, Morris County, New Jersey, United States
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Familypedia people who were first married on this day

 FatherMotherJoined with-g1Wedding1 place
Dieuwertje Ariens (c1680-1720)Arien (bef1680-)Jacob Heddes (c1680-1746)Opmeer, North Holland, Netherlands
Eliza Maria Allred (1848-1939)James Tillmon Sanford Allred (1825-1905)Elizabeth Bridget Manwaring (1821-1866)James Willard Munson (1843-1928)Utah, United States
Viktor I. Amadeus Adolf von Anhalt-Bernburg-Schaumburg-Hoym (1693-1772)Lebrecht von Anhalt-Bernburg-Schaumburg-Hoym (1669-1727)Charlotte von Nassau-Schaumburg (1673-1700)Charlotte Luise von Isenburg-Birstein (1680-1739)Birstein
Edward Baker (1696-)Edward Baker (1650-1691)Mary Marshall (1665-1716)Persis Brigham (1703-)Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States
Olfert Bakker (1774-1848)Jan Bakker (c1750-)Geertje Jans (c1750-)Marijtje Kwaadman (c1786-aft1852)Zwaag, North Holland, Netherlands
Edwin John Barnes (1876-1955)Elephteria Barnes (1845-1916)Rosetta Warren Commins (1849-1932)Mary Frances Wright (1880-1955)Croydon, Queensland, Australia
Theodorus Jansz Bergman (1786-1859)Joannes Dirksz Bergman (1759-1820)Sigurda van Opzeeland (1763-1797)Cornelia Loukamp (c1790-1821)Hillegom, South Holland, Netherlands
Alfred Blackman (1862-1953)Robert Blackman (1835-1925)Jane Sloggett (1837-1922)Martha Baker (1872-1954)Sofala, New South Wales, Australia
Joseph Reinhart Brecht (1867-1944)Reinhart Brecht (1827-1912)Catherine Wagner (1842-1923)Anna Ockenfels (1875-1954)Iowa, United States
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Familypedia people who had their second wedding (or first after a liaison) on this day

 FatherMotherJoined with-g2Wedding2 place
John Alden (1663-1730)John Alden (1622-1701)Elizabeth Phillips (1622-1695)Susanna Winslow (1675-1746)Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts
Cecily Bonville, 7th Baroness Harington (1460-1529)William Bonville, 6th Baron Harington (bef1442-1460)Katherine Neville (1442-c1503)Henry Stafford, 1st Earl of Wiltshire (c1479-1523)
Abigail Burt (1718-1766)James Phillips Burt (1660-1743)Mary Thayer (1663-1713)Nathaniel Howland (1705-1766)Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts
Marijtje Doodeman (1784-1846)Jan Doodeman (1753-1830)Jannetje Scheerders (1756-1842)Jan Rood (1780-1840)Hoogwoud, North Holland, Netherlands
John Doty (c1640-1701)Edward Doty (bef1600-1655)Faith Clarke (c1619-1675)Sarah Jones (1671-)Plymouth, Massachusetts
Béla Fáy (1840-1907)György Fáy (1815-1873)Mária Szent-Imrey (c1820-1853)Ilona Ostorharics-Horváth (c1860-1933)Abaújdevecser, Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén County, Northern Hungary Region, Hungary
Antonius Grooteman (1745-1822)Sijmen Grooteman (1716-1786)Mary Pieters (1715-)Aafje Mol (1765-1844)Wervershoof, North Holland, Netherlands
Arien Haakman (1828-1882)Dirk Haakman (1782-1858)Lijsbeth de Boer (1784-1859)Antje de Lange (1835-1929)Andijk, North Holland, Netherlands
Nathaniel Howland (1705-1766)Nathaniel Howland (1670-1746)Martha Cole (1672-1718)Abigail Burt (1718-1766)Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States
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