Milestones: Feb. 16, 1970

Died. Jack Mills, 64, engineer of the royal mail train that in 1963 was robbed of $7,000,000; of pneumonia; in Nantwich, England. Mills was so severely beaten during the robbery that he was unable to continue as an engineer. When the wife of one of the bandits received $72,000 from a newspaper for her story of the crime, public embarrassment led to a fund-raising drive for Mills, who collected $82,528.

Died. Gertrude Douglas Widener, 71, One of thoroughbred racing's grandes dames; of cancer; in Manhattan. Though married to Peter A.B. Widener II, heir to the racing and breeding dynasty, the beautiful...

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