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Today is May 25.

Familypedia people who were born on this day

  Father Mother Birth place
James Anlezark (1847-1923) James Anlezark (1806-1874) Matilda Hawthorn (1821-1880) Liverpool, New South Wales, Australia
John Apperley (1846-1935) John Apperley (c1820) Jane Miller (c1822) Shoalhaven, New South Wales, Australia
Christiana Katharina Arnold (1829-1866) Dorothea Arnold (1807-1859) Kirchheim am Neckar, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
William Greatrex Bailey (1846-1919) John Bailey (c1809) Anna Maria Greatrex (c1815) Stoke-upon-Trent, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom
Clive Thomas Balgowan (1925-1926) Wilfred Watson Balgowan (1897-1970) Myrtle Baker (1897-1944) Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia
Antipas Brigham (1740-1791) Jotham Brigham (1695-1759) Abigail Howe (1691-1722) Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts
Petra Laurentina Brinkhorst (1966) Laurens Jan Brinkhorst (1937) Jantien Heringa (1935) Leiden
Sophie Rosa Bueter (1864-1959) Unknown Bueter Ellen Owen (c1847) Marble Falls, Texas, United States
Albert Edward Byrnes (1917-1990)
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Familypedia people who died on this day

  Father Mother Death place Age at death
Rebecca Frances Adair (1835-1836) Samuel Jefferson Adair (1806-1889) Jemima Catherina Mangum (1809-1848) Pickens County, Alabama
John Adams (1691-1761) Joseph Adams (1654-1726) Hannah Bass (1667-1705) Braintree, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, United States 70
Henry II of Navarre (1503-1555) Jean of Albret (1469-1516) Catherine I of Navarre (1470-1518) Pau, France 52
Frances Ann Allred (1834-1918) Samuel Thompson Allred (1809-1857) Anna Bunch (1814-1892) Hale, Chautauqua County, Kansas, United States 84
Mary of Sicily (1363-1401) Frederick IV of Sicily (1341-1377) Constança of Aragon (1343-1363) Lentini 38
Forster Fitzgerald Arbuthnot (1833-1901) Robert Keith Arbuthnot (1801-1873) Anne Fitzgerald (c1808-1882) 68
Timothy Baldwin (1791-1869) Timothy Baldwin (1762-1823) Prudence Chapman (1768-1846) Mont Vernon, New Hampshire, United States 78
James Bellamy (1836-1914) James Zadock Bellamy (1798-1875) Hannah Singleton (1802-1869) Pennant Hills, New South Wales, Australia 78
Ann Berrell (c1817-1897) Michael Berrell (1796-1863) Margaret Catherine Hoy (1781-1881) Tuena, New South Wales, Australia 80
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Familypedia people who were first married on this day

  Father Mother Joined with-g1 Wedding1 place
Elva Alice Abercrombie (1921-1985) Roy Christopher Abercrombie (1888-1959) Alice Elizabeth Harker (c1888-) Eric Douglas Forlong (1924-2011)
Gisela Agnes von Anhalt-Köthen (1722-1751) Leopold von Anhalt-Köthen (1694-1728) Friederike Henriette von Anhalt-Bernburg (1702-1723) Leopold II. Maximilian von Anhalt-Dessau (1700-1751) Bernburg, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany
Leopold II. Maximilian von Anhalt-Dessau (1700-1751) Leopold I. von Anhalt-Dessau (1676-1747) Anna Luise Föse (1677-1754) Gisela Agnes von Anhalt-Köthen (1722-1751) Bernburg, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany
Charlotte Bennett (1869-1963) Charles Edwards (1853-1938) Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia
Olive Emily Black (1913-1970) Frederick James Black (1882-) Sarah Ethel Dillon (c1889-) Donald Arthur Stickler (1911-1986) Australia
Agatha C.B. Bleyendaal (1892-1927) Cornelis Bleyendaal (bef1892-) Antje Schilder (bef1892-) Dirk Tol (1894-1962) Harenkarspel, North Holland, Netherlands
David Books (1832-1915) Alexander Books (c1786-1864) Margaret Grono (c1804-1878) Emma Douglass (1839-1924) Windsor, New South Wales, Australia
Samuel Broadaway (1801-1868) Thomas Broadaway (1773-) Elizabeth Haddon (1770-1818) Elizabeth Randle (c1801-) Chilvers Coton, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom
Blanca Capet (1278-1305) Philippe III Capet (1245-1285) Maria van Brabant (1256-1321) Rudolf III von Habsburg (c1281-1307)
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Familypedia people who had their second wedding (or first after a liaison) on this day

  Father Mother Joined with-g2 Wedding2 place
Irene Angeline (c1179-1208) Isaac II Angelos (1156-1204) Herina Philipp von Schwaben (1177-1208)
Christian Gyldenløve (1674-1703) Christian V of Denmark (1646-1699) Sofie Amalie Moth (1654-1719) Dorothea Krag (1675-1754) København, Denmark
Henry Herrick (1639-1702) Henry Herrick (1604-1671) Edith Laskin (1614-1659) Sarah Alcock (1634-1711) Beverly, Essex County, Massachusetts, United States
David King Udall (1851-1938) David Udall (1829-1910) Eliza King (1826-1863) Ida Frances Hunt (1858-1915) St. George, Washington County, Utah, United States
Georg I. von Hessen-Darmstadt (1547-1596) Philipp I. von Hessen (1504-1567) Christine von Sachsen (1505-1549) Eleonore von Württemberg (1552-1618) Darmstadt, Hesse, Germany
Samuel Ward (1641-1729) William Ward (1603-1687) Elizabeth Story Hall (1613-1700) Elizabeth Beers (1642-1729) Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts
Wilford Woodruff (1840-1921) Wilford Woodruff (1807-1898) Phoebe Whittemore Carter (1807-1885) Julia Spencer (1856-1895) St. George, Washington County, Utah
Marie Gabrielle d'Audibert de Lussan (1675-1741) John Drummond, 2nd Earl of Melfort (1682-1754)
Eleonore von Württemberg (1552-1618) Christof von Württemberg (1515-1568) Anna Marie von Brandenburg-Ansbach (1526-1589) Georg I. von Hessen-Darmstadt (1547-1596) Darmstadt, Germany
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