Milestones Nov. 10, 2003

BORN. BEATRICE MILLY MCCARTNEY; to former Beatle Paul McCartney, 61, and his second wife, Heather Mills, 35; by emergency caesarean three weeks early; in London. She is the couple's first child and McCartney's fourth.

RESIGNED. MAHATHIR MOHAMAD, 77, autocratic Malaysian Prime Minister; as expected, after a 22-year tenure during which he spearheaded the largely Muslim nation's rapid transformation from a tin-and rubber-producing backwater to a high-tech exporter but also diminished the judiciary, censored the media and intimidated the opposition. He promoted a moderate brand of Islam, but his last days in office were overshadowed by his statements disparaging Jews.


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