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World's Oldest Person Dies At 119

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Kane Tanaka was born January 2, 1903, in the southwestern Fukuoka region of Japan

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The same year the Wright brothers flew for the first time

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Marie Curie became the first woman to win a Nobel Prize

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A Japanese woman certified the world's oldest person has died at the age of 119

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Tanaka was in relatively good health until recently and lived at a nursing home

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Where she enjoyed board games, solving maths problems, soda and chocolate

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She had planned to use a wheelchair to take part in the torch relay for the Tokyo Olympics in 2021

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The Guinness World Records recognised her as the oldest person alive in 2019