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    Last Surviving 1800s Baby Dies

    A living link is severed. Emma Morano, the last known surviving person born in the 19th Century, died Saturday at age 117. When she was born in Italy’s Piedmont region on Nov. 29, 1899, Queen Victoria ruled Britain and the Wright Brothers were still flying kites. Living through two world wars — losing her sweetheart in the first — and 90 Italian governments, Morano endured an abusive marriage and the death of her only baby. She attributed her longevity to good genes, with several sisters passing 100, but also to eating three eggs (one cooked) a day.

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