Milestones, Dec. 16, 1940

Christened. Winston Churchill II, blue-eyed, seven-week-old son of freshman M. P. Randolph Churchill. Godfather: Max Aitken, Lord Beaverbrook. Prime Minister Churchill left his work long enough to be present. Scene of the christening was censored. Best guess: the House of Commons crypt.

Birthdays. Jean Sibelius, great Finnish composer, his 75th. Field Marshal August von Mackensen, German hero of World War I, his gist. William Cardinal O'Connell, Archbishop of Boston, denouncing those who would have America "become a sort of tail end of a foreign empire," his Sist. Tom Mooney, labor saint, his 58th,...

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