Milestones: May 18, 1987

DIED. Stewart B. McKinney, 56, nine-term moderate Republican Congressman from Connecticut; from a bacterial infection brought on by AIDS, which his physician said was contracted from blood transfusions during multiple-bypass heart surgery in 1979; in Washington. The Washington Post said that McKinney, the first member of Congress known to have died from AIDS, had homosexual relationships; his wife declined to comment directly on the newspaper's report.


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