On this day: February 11

Published On: Feb 09 2013 11:59:04 PM CST   Updated On: Feb 11 2015 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 - Sergei Eisenstein
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1948: Pioneering film director Sergei Eisenstein, best known for his silent films "Strike," "Battleship Potemkin" and "October," dies of a heart attack at the age of 50 in Moscow, Soviet Union.

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