Wednesday, June 12, 2013

The Last Man

The Past
Be Here Now

- George Harrison, "Be Here Now" (1973)

This one really is for the history books: at 2 a.m. local time, Kimura Jiroemon of Kyotango City, Kyoto Prefecture, died. (Link - J)

Kimura, born in the 30th year of the Meiji era, was 116 years, 54 days old at his death. For followers of the Gregorian calendar, Kimura was the last man alive to have been born in the 19th century. (Link)

1 comment:

Simon Cozens said...

The Grauniad's subhead summed things up beautifully: "... after seeing four emperors and 61 prime ministers come and go."