Today in History
November 19, 1997
The world's first surviving set of septuplets are born to Kenny and Bobbi McCaughey in Des Moines, Iowa. "I know that it’s extraordinary or whatever to have this many babies and go this far," Bobbi McCaughey tells reporters a press conference. "It's something I just did. They're my children and I wanted them." It is reported that the surviving Dionne quintuplets write a letter warning the parents to keep the children out of the public eye. Dateline NBC and Ladies Home Journal provide annual updates but the McCaugheys decline all other interviews.
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