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This Is the Oldest Person in the World

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7. Yoshi Otsunari
> Age: 114 years old
> Date of birth: Dec. 17, 1906
> Birthplace: Japan
> Significant event in 1906: A massive earthquake shook San Francisco on April 18, 1906. The earthquake and subsequent fires killed about 3,000 people and destroyed more than 500 city blocks. 

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6. Valentine Ligny
> Age: 114 years old
> Date of birth: Oct. 22, 1906
> Birthplace: France
> Significant event in 1906: Mahatma Gandhi organized his first act of mass civil disobedience.

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5. Thelma Sutcliffe
> Age: 115 years old
> Date of birth: Oct. 1, 1906
> Birthplace: Nebraska, USA
> Significant event in 1906: The 1906 Olympic Games were the first Games to have an opening ceremony where athletes marched into a stadium as teams behind their national flag.

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4. Tekla Juniewicz
> Age: 115 years old
> Date of birth: June 10, 1906
> Birthplace: Austria-Hungary (now Ukraine)
> Significant event in 1906: The first official motor-racing Grand Prix was held — at Le Mans.

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3. Antonia da Santa Cruz
> Age: 116 years old
> Date of birth: June 13, 1905
> Birthplace: Brazil
> Significant event in 1905: Albert Einstein introduced his theory of special relativity.

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