Milestones, Feb. 8, 1943

Died. Henriette Caillaux, ex-Premier Joseph Caillaux's wife, acquitted in 1914 of murdering Editor Gaston Calmette of Le Figaro; in Département Sarthe, France. Campaigning against Caillaux, then Finance Minister, Calmette had printed a love letter Caillaux had written Henriette while he was still married to his first wife, and threatened to print more. Mme. Caillaux went to his office and shot him dead. A French jury decided there had been no premeditation, acquitted her, and precipitated a political crisis. The case for days distracted French attention from the outbreak of World War I. Even...

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