Milestones, Jul. 23, 1979

DIED. Minnie Riperton, 30, pop singer and songwriter, best known for the international hit Lovin' You (1975); of cancer; in Los Angeles.

DIED. Robert B. Woodward, 62, a Harvard professor for four decades who won the 1965 Nobel Prize for Chemistry for his work in organic synthesis; of a heart attack; in Cambridge, Mass. A child prodigy who experimented in his basement lab at home, Woodward entered M.I.T. at 16, got his B.S. at 19 and Ph.D. at 20. In 1937 he joined the Harvard faculty and in 1944 synthesized the antimalarial drug quinine, a...

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