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On This Day – 9 March

Posted on: Mon 9 Mar 2020

In 1959, the first Barbie doll went on display at the American Toy Fair in New York City.

Co-founder of Mattel, Inc. Ruth Handler realised there was an important niche in the market for a toy that allowed little girls to imagine the future; and named the doll after her daughter, Barbara.

Breakfast producer Zak Stuart joins Tom Mann and Zoe Kounadis to elaborate on this event in history.

Produced by Zak Stuart

Image sourced: Øyvind Holmstad (CC BY-SA 4.0)



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