Milestones Jan. 1, 2000

OUSTED. HENRI KONAN BEDIE, 65, authoritarian Ivory Coast President whose antiforeign policies and corruption led to a military junta on Christmas Eve; in the first coup in the country's 39 years of independence; in Abidjan.

RECOVERING. CROWN PRINCESS MASAKO, 36, of Japan's imperial family; following surgery after a miscarriage; in Tokyo. The announcement last month of the Princess's pregnancy, which could have resulted in the first direct heir to the throne since 1965, inspired a national media frenzy.

DIED. CURTIS MAYFIELD, 57, Superfly singer-songwriter who urged listeners to Keep On Pushing during the civil rights movement; from the effects of...

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