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 - Brandy
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1979: Singer and actress Brandy, best known for her role on the TV sitcom "Moesha" and for songs such as "I Wanna Be Down," "Baby," "The Boy Is Mine," "What About Us?," "Full Moon" and "Put It Down," is born Brandy Rayana Norwood in McComb, Miss.

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