Thursday, September 6, 2012

September 6th :: First Barbie is Sold

On this day, September 6th, in 1959 that first Barbie was sold!  So, let's celebrate today's Daily Occasion by breaking out our Barbie and Ken (that we all have hiding somewhere) and playing dream house!

Below is the first Barbie that debuted at the International Toy Fair in 1959.  Her black and white stripes are still so perfect :)

Here are a few fun facts about our favorite doll!

  • Barbie's full name is Barbara Millicent Roberts.
  • Her parent's, George & Margaret Roberts, are from Wisconsin.  {She was just a small town girl trying to make it in the big city!}
  • She's had over 40 pets, including a lion cub & zebra!
  • Barbie and Ken split up in 2004 {via a press conference..which is WAY worse than a text!}

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