Milestones Jul. 21, 2003

DIED. LADAN and LALEH BIJANI, 29, conjoined twins from Iran who underwent risky surgery, never before performed on adults, in their determination to be separated; after more than 50 hours on the operating table; in Singapore. The twins, who studied law at Tehran University and said they were willing to take a chance on the operation rather than go on fused together, died from loss of blood after doctors separated their brains.

DIED. CHARLES KINDLEBERGER, 92, economic historian whose theories--most notably his idea that global markets cannot always police themselves and need steering from select nations--were enhanced by a decade of...

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