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On this day: February 11

Published On: Feb 09 2013 11:59:04 PM CST   Updated On: Feb 11 2014 01:00:00 AM CST

America's first hospital opens, Glenn Miller earns the first gold record, Nelson Mandela is released from prison after 27 years, and Whitney Houston dies, all on this day.

OTD February 11 - Manual Noriega
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1934: Manuel Noriega, the Panamanian general and dictator who was the country's military governor from 1983 to 1989 before being removed from power by a U.S. invasion, is born in Panama City, Panama. Noriega was tried on eight counts of drug trafficking, racketeering, and money laundering in America in April 1992. He served 17 years in prison before being released and is now serving a 20-year sentence in Panama for human rights violations committed during his regime.

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