The last man born in the 19th century

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]


  1. 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.

  2. 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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