December 5, 2012 2:00 PM by Wade Blogs
USA Today – The woman who was listed as the world’s oldest person died Tuesday in a Georgia nursing home at age 116.
Besse Cooper died peacefully Tuesday afternoon in Monroe, according to her son Sidney Cooper. Monroe is about 45 miles east of Atlanta.
– Utah admitted as 45th State in the Union
– Charles Dow publishes furst edition of Dow Jones Industrial Average
– William McKinely defeats William Jennings Bryan for the 1896 election
– John Philip Sousa composes his magnum opus, the Stars and Stripes Forever.
– F. Scott Fitzgerald was born
Rest well Ms. Cooper.