December 31, 1999

On This Date in! in 1999, Sarah Knauss died at the age of 119 years, and at the time of her death, she was the world’s oldest living person. She was born on September 24, 1880 and was a 20 year old when January 1, 1900 struck the clock. She missed January 1, 2000 by one day. If there is any consolation to be had, it is that she was the last person to die during her lifetime.

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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