Milestones

DIED

Patrick Edlinger, 52, French rock climber who in the 1980s helped popularize sport climbing, in which fixed anchors, ropes and harnesses allow climbers to measure strength and endurance.

SOLD

28,000 copies of Adele's 21 during Thanksgiving week, making the album one of just eight that have sold 10 million copies in the first two years of release.

DIED

Dr. Joseph Murray, 93, surgeon who performed the first successful human organ transplant--a kidney--in 1954 and was awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 1990.

DIED

At least 112 people in a fire in a garment factory in Bangladesh; nearly 400 others...

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