Milestones, Aug. 13, 1956

Married. Princess Christine Margarethe of Hesse, 23, beauteous niece of Britain's Duke of Edinburgh; and Prince Andrej of Yugoslavia, 27, brother of former King Peter II of Yugoslavia; in Kronberg. Germany.

Died. Thomas D. Bourdillon, 31, British physicist and rocket expert who in 1953, with Dr. Charles Evans, climbed to within 300 feet of Mt. Everest's peak before being turned back by bad weather and lack of oxygen, three days before Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norkey made it to the top; in a fall while climbing Ausserberg in southern Switzerland.

Died. John Augustin McNulty, 60, old-time newsman, bar correspondent and gentle troubadour...

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