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May 29, 1934

THE OMAHA BEE-NEWS, Nebraska, May 29, 1934 

* Dionne quintuplets born (1st report)
* "Five Baby Girls Born to Ontario Canada mother

The front page has two column headlines: "Quintuple Babies Live, Red Cross Rushes Aid" "All Five Cry Lustily; Mother Is Well, Father Expresses Amazement" A 1st report on the famous births.
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 16 pages, light browning, a little margin wear and chipping, otherwise good.

wikipedia notes: The Dionne quintuplets, born on May 28, 1934, are the first quintuplets known to survive their infancy. They remain to this day the only female identical set ever recorded. The sisters were born just outside Callander, Ontario, Canada in the village of Corbeil. The surviving quintuplets prefer to be referred to as the Dionne sisters instead of quintuplets.

The Dionne girls were born two months premature with the assistance of Dr. Allan Roy Dafoe and two midwives, Madame Legros and Madame Lebel.

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