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First twins born in the United States, 1951

Posted on January 1, 2018 | in Uncategorized | by

Mrs. Douglas W. McCammish held her twin daughters, the first twins born in the United States in 1951, on Jan. 1, 1951, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Lexington. Playing off its slogan, “Which twin has the Toni?,” The Toni Co., makers of Toni Home Permanent, offered prizes that the Winchester family won. The older twin, Mary, was born at 12:23 a.m. at five pounds, one and one-half ounces. Her sister was born eight minutes later, weighing six pounds, six and one-half ounces. They won $500 in gifts, including cribs, mattresses, a twin baby carriage and associated baby supplies. Herald-Leader File Photo

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