Retro Charlotte

The Dionne quintuplets

Ontario Premier with the Dionne babies, 1934. The Canadian government enjoyed a surge in tourism after the quints were born.
Ontario Premier with the Dionne babies, 1934. The Canadian government enjoyed a surge in tourism after the quints were born. Library and Archives Canada

The Dionne Quintuplets were born in a rural farmhouse in Canada on May 28, 1934. Folks in Charlotte, the United States, and the world couldn’t get enough news of the five little girls! Take a look at what ran in the Charlotte Observer, 1934 - 1937. And let’s keep an eye on Dr. Dafoe, the pediatrician ...

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