Milestones

DIED

Rudolf Brazda, 98, the last known survivor among the thousands of gay men who were sent to Nazi concentration camps because of their sexual orientation.

SELECTED

Philip Levine, by the Library of Congress as the next U.S. poet laureate; he is best known for poems about working-class Detroit

DONATED

By the Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library, 150 copies of the author's World War II novel Slaughterhouse-Five, to students at Republic High School in Republic, Mo., after the local school board banned the book.

CELEBRATED

The 20th anniversary of the first Web page, which physicist Tim Berners-Lee published at a CERN facility...