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Dionne Quintuplets Pull Off an April Fool Joke -- April Fool's Day, 1940
"Nurse Cecile Michaud is about to pick up a purse at the door of the sun parlor-playroom in the Dionne Nursery, near Callander, Ont., and have it jerked from her hands to the accompaniment of shrill cries of (l to r) Emilie, Annette, Yvonne, Marie, Cecile, for the Quins have fixed up an April Fool joke on her. April Fool joking is something the little French Canadians picked up from Americans. Among the French, Holy Innocents Day, in December, is the traditional jokesters' day. The nurse is putting on a convincing show of not suspecting anything, whereas she knows by experience anything can happen at the Nursery on April 1." [King Features Syndicate - Apr 1, 1940]
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