«When Oliva and Elzire Dionne of Corbeil, Ontario were expecting their sixth child they were fairly certain that Elzire was carrying twins. They would turn out to be about 40% right. On 28 May 1934, with the help of two midwives and the local doctor Allan Roy Dafoe, Elzire gave birth to five girls: Yvonne, Annette, Cécile, Émilie and Marie. They were the world’s first surviving quintuplets.»
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