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Pointless Post of the Day: The Dionne Quintuplets

The Dionne Quintuplets were the first set of quintuplets to survivce past infancy.  They are also the only set ever recorded that consists of all indentical females.

When the Dionne Quintuplets were born 75 years ago, the mother of the children didn’t know she was expecting more than one child.  The babies were all delivered at home, 2 months premature, by Dr. Allan Dafoe.  Dr. Dafoe did not expect the babies or the mother to live much longer after the birth.  The mother had gone into shock, but did recover the next day.  The babies were under constant care and because of it, they all survived.

Four months after the birth, the government Ontario took the children from the parents because it felt they were unfit to care for 10 children, as the Dionne’s had 5 kids prior to the quintuplets.  Under their new government care, a nursery was built for their enjoyment.  The government of Ontario realized that there was much interest in the children, so they decided to make a profit.  It’s estimated that over 3 million poeple paid to visit the Dionne children in their nursery from 1936 to 1943.  The children also starred in four films; The Country Doctor, Reunion, Five of a Kind, and Quinupland.

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This Day in History: Octomom, Mars, and “The View”

May 28th

  • 1774- The first Continental Congress convenes.
  • 1830- President Andrew Jackson signs The Indian Removal Act which relocates Native Americans.
  • 1859- Big Ben is delivered to the Palace of Westminster on a 16-horse carriage.
  • 1930- The Chrylser Building, one the tallest building in the world, opens in New York.
  • 1934- The first set of quintuplets that survive through infancy are born.  Somewhere, Octomom is smirking.  Look for more on the original quintuplets in today’s “Pointless Post of the Day”.
  • 1937- The Golden Gate Bridge officially opens to vehicle traffic.
  • 1952- Women in Greece are given the right to vote.
  • 1964- The PLO is formed.
  • 1996- Bill Clinton’s are convicted of fraud in the Whitewater land deal.
  • 2002- The Mars Odyssey finds evidence of space ice.

Birthday Shoutouts

The Conservative Journal wishes a happy birthday to..

  • The two surviving “original quintuplets” Cecile and Annette Dionne, 75.
  • “The Empress of Soul” Gladys Knight, 65.
  • My favorite mayor of New York Rudy Giuliani, 65.
  • The only non-vomit-inducing member of “The View” Elisabeth Hasselbeck (Did you know her maiden name is “Filarski”?  How awesome is that!), 32.
  • American pop singer Colbie Caillat, 24.

Happy Flag Day to those in the Philippines!

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