May 31, 1937

"This week, in the private hospital where they have lived since they were a few weeks old, the Dionne Quintuplets celebrate their third birthday, an event even more amazing than their birth. Out of three dozen sets of quintuplets born during the past five centuries, the Dionnes are the only ones who lived more than one hour. Legally these five are Canada's and King George VI's. But even more they are Medicine's, for they certainly would have died in the western Ontario farmhouse where they were born May 28, 1934, if Medicine had not rushed to their aid" (54).

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