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San Diego Twins Born in Different Years: New Year’s Eve 2016 and New Year’s Day 2017

The twins will always have one unique difference: their birthdays

San Diego twins born within minutes of each other will always have one unique difference: One was born in the final minutes of 2016, the other in the very first minute of 2017. 

The twin girls, born at Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women & Newborns, will share a lot over the years, just not their birthdays — or birth years, the hospital said.

One girl came into the world at 11:56 p.m. on Dec. 31, while the second was born at 12:00 a.m. on January 1, 2017, according to the hospital.

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The family declined to give interviews or further information about the unique situation. 

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Though certainly rare, the situation is not new to San Diego. A similar birth happened last year when two babies, scheduled to be delivered later on in January, were born in different years. 

The twins – baby girl, Jaelyn, and baby boy, Luis – were born at 11:59 p.m. on Dec. 31 and at 12:02 a.m. on Jan. 1, respectively, to mother Maribel Valencia, 22, and her husband, Luis.

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