9th MARCH

March 9th ~ This Day in History video by History.com ~ 1959: The first Barbie doll went on display at the American Toy Fair in New York City on the 9th March 1959. At Eleven inches tall, with a waterfall of blond hair, Barbie was the 1st mass-produced toy doll in the United States with adult features. The woman behind Barbie was Ruth Handler, the co-founder of Mattel, Inc. When Ruth noticed her young daughter ignored her baby dolls to play make-believe with paper dolls of adult women, she realized there was an important niche in the market for a toy that allowed little girls to imagine the future. | & see more about history on this day in the video…