Milestones

DIED As a Stanford University computer-science professor specializing in data-mining, Rajeev Motwani, 47, guided Google founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page through their early research in the 1990s. He was found dead in his pool June 5, in an apparent drowning.

Omar Bongo, 73, assumed the presidency of the West African nation of Gabon in 1967 and remained in power until his death on June 8. An authoritarian leader, Bongo--who had been the world's longest-serving President--was criticized for using Gabon's vast oil resources to fund a lavish lifestyle.

Restaurateur Norman Brinker, 78, the creator of the salad bar, made a fortune...

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