World's Oldest Woman Dies Weeks Shy of 115th Birthday
Brazilian woman listed by Guinness World Records as the world's oldest person has died -- just weeks shy of her 115th birthday.
On May 18, Guinness determined that Valentim was 48 days older than the person previously considered the world's oldest human, Besse Cooper of Monroe, Georgia.
Guinness verified that Valentim was born July 9, 1896, in Carangola, where she lived all her life....
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