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Old 05-28-2019, 05:24 AM
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May 28, 1937: Near Callander, Ontario, Canada, the Dionne quintuplets are born to Oliva and Elzire Dionne; they will be the first quintuplets known to have survived their infancy.

The Dionne girls are born two months premature. After four months with their family, they will be made wards of the state for the next nine years under the Dionne Quintuplets' Guardianship Act, 1935. The Ontario provincial government and those around them will profit by making them a significant tourist attraction.

The identical quintuplet girls are, in order of birth:
1. Yvonne Édouilda Marie Dionne (will die in 2001)
2. Annette Lillianne Marie Allard (will still be alive in 2019)
3. Cécile Marie Émilda Langlois (will still be alive in 2019)
4. Émilie Marie Jeanne Dionne (will die in 1954)
5. Marie Reine Alma Houle (will die in 1970)
Their mother, Elzire, will report having had cramps in her third month of pregnancy, and passing a strange object, which may have been a sixth fetus.