November 20, 2014

APPOINTED

Megan Brennan, as U.S. Postmaster General, the first woman to hold the position. She currently serves as the U.S. Postal Service’s chief operating officer. Her predecessor, Patrick Donahoe, served for four years.

DIED

Sierra Leone surgeon Dr. Martin Salia, 44, after being flown to a hospital in Omaha to be treated for Ebola. He was the sixth doctor from Sierra Leone to die of the disease.

MARRIED

Singer Solange Knowles and video director Alan Ferguson. The bride’s sister Beyoncé and brother-in-law Jay Z were in attendance.

DIED

Jane Byrne, 81, who served as mayor of Chicago from 1979 to 1983 after being mentored by Mayor Richard J. Daley. She remains the city’s only female mayor.

HACKED

The U.S. State Department’s unclassified email system, by unknown cyberattackers. Officials said classified mail was not compromised.

DIED

R.A. Montgomery, 78, author and publisher who launched the popular Choose Your Own Adventure children’s-book series. The franchise began under the name The Adventures of You with an interactive book by Ed Packard.

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This appears in the December 01, 2014 issue of TIME.

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