Milestones, Jan. 9, 1956

Married. Joe ("the Brown Bomber") Louis, 41, longtime (1937-49) world heavyweight boxing champion; and Rose Morgan, 41, Harlem cosmetics manufacturer; on Christmas Day in Manhattan.

Died. Ham (Hammond Edward) Fisher, 54, creator of the comic strip Joe Palooka; by his own hand, in Manhattan.

Died. Robert Garland, 60, drama critic (1943-51) for the New York Journal-American, and playwright (The Double Miracle)] of a stroke; in Manhattan.

Died. Arthur Ernest ("Jock") Tiffin, 60, head, since June, 1955, of Britain's largest (1,300,000) and most influential labor union, the Transport and General Workers' Union; of cancer; in...

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