Milestones: May 31, 1968

Married. Russell A. Firestone Jr., 41, polo-playing heir to the tire fortune; and Myrna Odell, 33, a onetime society writer, who met him in 1965 during an interview for the Palm Beach (Fla.) Post-Times; he for the fourth time, she for the second; in Miami.

Divorced. Dr. Jonas Salk, 53, developer of the first widely used polio vaccine; by Donna Lindsay Salk, 51; on grounds of extreme cruelty; after 28 years of marriage, three children; in San Diego.

Died. Larry Gallo, 41, New York Mafia thug, whose insurrection against Brooklyn Boss Joe Profaci from 1959...

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