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Today is August 31.

Familypedia people who were born on this day

  Father Mother Birth place
Trijn Simons (1710-aft1741) Simon Jacobsz (1672-aft1710) Marij Pieters (1674-1743) Andijk, North Holland, Netherlands
Annie Isobel Angel (1898-) Harkless Angel (1853-1931) Elizabeth Witt (1857-1932) Berrima, New South Wales, Australia
Asa Brigham (1788-1844) Lewis Brigham (1756-1803) Mary Rice (1767-1797) Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States
Levinah Brigham (1711-1749) Elnathan Brigham (1683-1758) Bethiah Ward (1681-1765) Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts
Hope Chipman (1652-1728) John Chipman (1621-1708) Hope Howland (1629-1684) Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts
William Henry Hugh Cholmondeley, 3rd Marquess of Cholmondeley (1800-1884) George James Cholmondeley, 1st Marquess of Cholmondeley (1749-1827) Georgiana Charlotte Bertie (1764-1838) Piccadilly, London, England, United Kingdom
Jacob Eli Christie (1859-1943) Thomas Christie (1797-1862) Mary Lamb (1818-1889) Lower Portland Head, New South Wales, Australia
Christopher James Cottell Glyn Christopher Cottell Jennie Nicloe Westlake Burton Upon Trent, Staffordshire, England
Moses Doty (1702-1775) Samuel Doty (1679-aft1746) Elizabeth Hull (1679-) Piscataway Township, New Jersey
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Familypedia people who died on this day

  Father Mother Death place Age at death
Caroline Angel (1891-1985) Harkless Angel (1853-1931) Elizabeth Witt (1857-1932) New South Wales, Australia 94
Sarah Archer (1823-1905) James Archer (1795-1856) Sarah Eade (1798-1878) Bredfield, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom
Alice May Avard (1892-1954) David John Avard (1865-1944) Martha Jane Wright (1871-1940) East Maitland, New South Wales, Australia 62
John Baker (1783-1848) Joseph Baker (1755-1850) Lavina Keyes (1765-1859) Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts 65
Richard Barnes (1871-1942) Thomas Barnes (bef1856-aft1871) Catherine (bef1856-aft1871) Narrandera, New South Wales, Australia 71
Robert de Beaumont, 3rd Earl of Leicester (1130-1190) Robert de Beaumont, 2nd Earl of Leicester (1104-1168) Amice de Gael de Montfort Durazzo, Albania 60
Petr Bechinie von Lažan (c1510-1561) Jan Bechinie von Lažan (c1481-1547) Anna von Chlumu (c1485-c1550)
Sondag Beerninck (c1640-1706) Ratum, Netherlands 66
Marion Boyd (c1470-1559) Archibald Boyd (1454-bef1508) Christian Mure (c1454-1523)
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Familypedia people who were first married on this day

  Father Mother Joined with-g1 Wedding1 place
Adrian Balcan (1986) Silviu Balcan (1964) Sonia Cătălina Matei (c1966) Roxana Apetroaei Iași, Iași County, Romania
Charles Hugh Benger (1849-1925) Charles Benger (1819-1887) Euphemia Ferguson (c1821-1891) Rubina Green (1855-1909) Windsor, New South Wales, Australia
Ann Bloodworth (1798-1875) James Bloodworth (c1759-1804) Sarah Bellamy (c1770-1843) Thomas Bray (1792-1855) Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Umberto Bossi (1941) Gigliola Guidali (-)
Edmund Boyle, 7th Earl of Cork (1742-1798) John Boyle, 5th Earl of Cork (1707-1762) Margaret Hamilton (1710-1758) Anne Courtenay (1742-1785)
Harriet Gladys Bragg (1914-1987) Clarence Edward Bragg (1888-1960) Lillian Sarah Fassett (1891-1982) William Beveridge Kendall (1909-1997) Rochester, Monroe County, New York, USA
Clarence Elmer Brown (1894-1978) Augustus Stanfer Brown (1876-1964) Ida Amelia Sweeton (1878-1971) Helen Mae Tucker (1897-1968) Grundy County, Tennessee, United States
Thomas Bruce, 2nd Earl of Ailesbury (1655-1741) Robert Bruce, 1st Earl of Ailesbury (1626-1685) Diane Grey (c1629-1689) Elizabeth Seymour (c1655-1696) England, United Kingdom
William Ellis Buckingham (1914-1992) Claude Phillip Buckingham Jessie Bell Locke Anastasia Charlotte Koslowski Davison, Michigan
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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
Johann Georg I. von Anhalt-Dessau (1567-1618) Joachim Ernst von Anhalt-Dessau (1536-1586) Agnes von Barby-Mühlingen (1540-1569) Dorothea von Pfalz-Simmern (1581-1631) Heidelberg
Rudolf von Anhalt-Zerbst (1576-1621) Joachim Ernst von Anhalt-Dessau (1536-1586) Eleonore von Württemberg (1552-1618) Magdalene von Oldenburg (1585-1657) Oldenburg, Lower Saxony, Germany
Thomas Bray (1792-1855) John Bray (1760-1797) Mary Devine (1766-1827) Ann Bloodworth (1798-1875) Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Sophia Field (1807-1871) Edward Field (c1769-1826) Elizabeth Sarah Dixon (c1770-1837) James Collits (1806-1880) Hassans Walls, New South Wales, Australia
Sarah Hedge (1709-1761) John Hedge (1673-1746) Thankful Lathrop (1679-1752) Isaac Matthews (1712-1790)
Elizabeth Veall Inch (1848-1916) James Inch (1817-1876) Catherine Veall (1821-1875) Richard Palmer (1837-1931) Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Richard Palmer (1837-1931) Richard Palmer (1800-1875) Frances Gutsell (1817-1901) Elizabeth Veall Inch (1848-1916) Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Zoltán Panek (1928-2001) Polyxena Daniel de Vargyas (1944) Târgu Mureș, Mureș County, Romania
Elisabeth von Hohenlohe-Weikersheim (-1488) Albrecht I. von Hohenlohe-Weikersheim (1371-1429) Elisabeth von Hanau (c1390-1475) Hugo von Montfort (c1410-1491)
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