Walter Breuning: What was the world’s oldest man older than?

Walter Breuning celebrates his 113th birthday!

Let us all have a moment of silence for Walter Breuning, thought to be the world’s oldest man, who died today at the age of 114. As Reuters reports:

Breuning was born September 21, 1896, in Melrose, Minnesota, and
spent most of his early life in South Dakota before taking a job with
the Great Northern Railway in 1913, according to the Rainbow Senior
Living retirement home in Great Falls.

He moved to Montana in 1918 to clerk for the railway and married Agnes Twokey, a telegraph operator, four years later.

He
retired from the railroad at age 66. He attributed his longevity to
restricting daily meals to breakfast and lunch and to downing an aspirin
a day.

An aspirin a day? Totally gonna do that, and live to the year
2101. What will life be like then? Ponder that, while we round up some
things younger than Walter Breuning:

»Amelia Earhardt (born July 24, 1897)

»H. G. Wells’ "The War of the Worlds"  (published 1898)

»The second Boer War (began October 11, 1899)

»Australia (became a Commonwealth in 1901)

»The Rose Bowl (first held in 1902)

»The New York Yankees (moved from Baltimore to New York in 1903; known as the New York Highlanders until 1913)

»The Theory of Relativity (published 1905)

»John Wayne (born May 26, 1907)

»The Model T (first sold in 1908)

»Gene Krupa (born January 15, 1909)

»Boy Scouts of America (founded 1910)

»The zipper (patented 1917)

»Justin Bieber (born March 1, 1994)


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