Milestones, Feb. 10, 1975

Died. Bernard Marmaduke Fitzalan-Howard, 16th Duke of Norfolk, 66; in his sleep; on his estate in Sussex, England. As Earl Marshal of England, the duke choreographed royal weddings and funerals with such clockwork precision that he complained that Winston Churchill's state funeral was "two minutes late." Asked once by a newsman how he felt about work, the duke replied, "It has never appealed to me." -

Died. Antonin Novotny, 70, former President and Communist Party boss of Czechoslovakia; of a heart attack; in Prague. Named secretary of the Central Committee in 1951, Novotny helped engineer show trials of high-ranking party leaders, which...

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