May 21 UPI -- A Kansas family is celebrating an unusual milestone: the high school graduation of the state's first set of sextuplets. Sondra and Elden Headrick's sextuplets made headlines in as the first healthy set of six babies to be born in the state, and they have now become the first sextuplets to graduate together at Norwich High School. The parents said the children were conceived via intrauterine insemination with help from a fertility doctor, but they were shocked to learn the number of children that resulted. The nowyear-olds -- Ethan, Grant, Sean, Danielle, Melissa and Jaycie -- weren't able to receive their diplomas in a traditional ceremony due to the COVID pandemic, but their school is tentatively planning a special ceremony for July.
How this single father raised the world’s first surviving sextuplets
BBC ON THIS DAY | 2 | Birth of sextuplets stuns Britain
It was the height of World War II, and the conflict was pulling men and business away from the region. Colin spent 11 years at the orphanage until he aged-out at His sisters were older, so for three of those years he was alone. After passing a bottle of whisky to a dockside secretary, Colin eventually landed a job as a waiter, and found himself aboard a ship bound for Southampton. Within a few years, the floating waiter would become part-owner of London restaurants Milky Lane and Safari Room.
The McCaughey septuplets turn 21 — here's how they're celebrating the big day
The septuplets whose birth made worldwide headlines in are now old enough to legally have a champagne toast for their birthday. The McCaughey siblings celebrated turning 21 on Monday in various locations ahead of a family party on Wednesday that will commemorate another step in a journey that began when they became the world's first surviving septuplets. The seven children of Bobbi and Kenny McCaughey were a phenomenon when they were born nine weeks prematurely at a hospital in Des Moines, Iowa, to become the world's first set of surviving septuplets. There won't be a raucous scene with a giant bar tab for their birthday, just a heartwarming return home for a quiet celebration.
Twins and triplets are sufficiently common to have their own separate articles. With the use of reproductive technology such as fertility drugs and in vitro fertilization IVF such births have become increasingly common. This list contains only multiple births which have some claim to notability, such as being the first recorded in a country, the first to survive to adulthood in a country, the heaviest, lightest or longest lived globally , or having had substantial media coverage. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.