It's National Siblings Day: Here are some famous Minnesota brothers and sisters


April 10 is National Siblings Day!

In honor of the holiday, here are some famous siblings from Minnesota:

The Coen Brothers

Joel and Ethan Coen are filmmaker brothers from Minneapolis. According to IMDB, the Coen brothers made their film debut in 1984 with the crime thriller "Blood Simple."

They've gone on to write and direct several hit films including "Fargo", "The Big Lebowski", "O Brother, Where Art Thou?", "No Country For Old Men", and "Burn After Reading", to name a few.

The brothers work so closely that the two of them earned the nickname "The Two-Headed Director", IMDB says.

The Mayo Brothers

The world-famous Mayo Clinic was founded by brothers William James Mayo and Charles Horace Mayo, along with their father William.

According the Mayo Clinic's website, the hospital is "recognized for high-quality patient care more often than any other academic medical center in the nation".

The Andrews Sisters

The Andrews Sisters were America's most popular female singing group in the 1940's, their official website says. Born in Mound, Minnesota, the sisters had several hit singles, including “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy,” “Rum and Coca Cola” and “I’ll be with you in Apple Blossom Time.”

History of National Siblings Day

New Yorker Claudia Evart founded Siblings Day after losing both of her siblings.

Although it is not recognized as a federal holiday, there is a petition on urging President Barack Obama to sign National Siblings Day into proclamation.

And for some siblings facts, check out this list by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. One of the facts: By the time a kid is 11, they will have spent about 33 percent of their spare time interacting with their siblings – that's more time than they spend with their parents, friends or alone.

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