Last Thursday, Doc Sisnett of Barbados died at 113, leaving Japan's Jiroemon Kimura as the last living man to have been born in the 19th century. Twenty-one living women share the honor. [Sydney Morning Herald]

3 Responses to “The last man born in the 19th century”

  1. Brainspore says:

    “Ladies, please! There’s enough Kimura for all of you.”

  2. johnphantom says:

    My grandfather was born sometime in 1893. He was an interesting person who got to see us go from horse and buggy to space shuttle.

  3. niktemadur says:

    Austria-Hungary, the Ottoman Empire were still around when they were in puberty.  The phonograph consisted of wax cylinders, and they probably didn’t see/hear one until they were already adults.  The internal-combustion automobile only existed in a couple of crazy workshops when they were kids.  In fact, the only communications technology that had a halfway decent infrastructure was the telegraph.

    William McKinley was POTUS!
    It boggles the mind.

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