Today’s Birthday: Yvonne, Annette, Cécile, Émilie, and Marie: The Dionne Quintuplets (1934)

Today’s Birthday:
Yvonne, Annette, Cécile, Émilie, and Marie: The Dionne Quintuplets (1934)

As the first set of quintuplets known to have survived infancy, the Dionne sisters of Ontario, Canada, garnered international attention. Sadly, they were exploited almost from birth. As infants, the quintuplets were removed from their parents’ care and made wards of the state. However, rather than protect them from parents it had deemed unfit, the government instead used the girls to establish “Quintland,” a popular tourist attraction. What killed one of the quints at age 20? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

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