Milestones, May 24, 1976

Engaged. James ("Big Jim") Thompson, 40, towering (6 ft. 6 in.) Republican candidate for Governor of Illinois; and Jayne Ann Carr, 30, an Illinois assistant attorney general. Before he resigned last July after four years as U.S. Attorney for northern Illinois, Thompson had successfully prosecuted several big wheels—and many smaller ones—in Chicago Mayor Richard Daley's Democratic machine, plus former Governor Otto Kerner (see below).

Died. Ulrike Meinhof, 41, fanatical founding mother of West Germany's Baader-Meinhof band of left-wing terrorists; in an apparent suicide by hanging; in Stuttgart (see THE WORLD).

Died. Otto...

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