- The Fultz Quadruplets were the 1st recorded black identical quadruplets in history
- On 2 August 1962, Mary Alice, Mary Louise, Mary Catherine and Mary Anne were allowed to tour the White House
- They met the then-President John F. Kennedy and posed in a rather historic photo with him
The very first African-American quadruplets on record who were popularly known as the Fultz Quadruplets were famous for being strikingly identical and were even allowed to tour the white house in 1962.
A report seen by Briefly.co.za on the official Facebook page of the U.S. Embassy Ghana indicates that the tour took place on 2 August 1962 when Mary Alice, Mary Louise, Mary Catherine, and Mary Anne were brought into the White House.
It is indicated that the Fultz Quadruplets were just on the tour of the White House when the then President John F. Kennedy emerged in the White House Rose Garden.
The Assistant White House Press Secretary, Andrew J. Hatcher, introduced the president to the quadruplets, and they posed for a rather historic photo.
The girls, who hail from Milton, North Carolina, were a medical wonder, widely followed by the American public after their birth on May 23, 1946.
After their discovery, different sets of black quadruplets started to spring up at different locations all around the world.
In other news, South Africans woke up to news that the Blitzboks not only won the Los Angeles Sevens Tournament, they put on a "blockbuster" display that not even Hollywood expected.
The boys in green started off the game by trailing 19-0 against Fiji before turning the game around in what many have dubbed the "most dramatic comeback" in sevens.
The South African side ended up winning 29-24 and we could not be prouder.
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