Milestones

DIED

W. Watts Biggers, 85, a co-creator of the 1960s animated cartoon Underdog. The show, about a basset hound turned superhero who spoke in rhyming couplets, ran from 1964 until 1973.

CHOSEN

Chesty, a 9-week-old English bulldog, as the next mascot of the U.S. Marine Corps. He is named after Lieut. General Lewis "Chesty" Puller (1898--1971), one of the most decorated officers in the history of the Marines.

REVERSED

The decision, by the producers of Maker's Mark whiskey, to water down the Kentucky bourbon, after a backlash by consumers against their plan to reduce its alcohol content from 90 to 84...

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