Milestones Apr. 19, 1999

RETIRING. JULIE KRONE, 35, the world's most successful female jockey; from a record-shattering 18-year career; in late spring. In 1993, riding Colonial Affair at the Belmont Stakes, the tiny but ferocious Krone became the first woman ever to win a Triple Crown race.

DIVORCING. BROOKE SHIELDS, 33, TV actress and model, and ANDRE AGASSI, 28, pro-tennis bigwig; after two years of marriage; in Las Vegas.

DIED. IBRAHIM BARE MAINASSARA, 49, President of Niger; in a spray of gunfire, reportedly from his bodyguards, at the Diori-Hamani airport; in Niamey. The shooting came at the end of a frenzied week in which...

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