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.

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1938: BBC Television produces the world's first ever science-fiction television program, an adaptation of a section of the Karel Capek play "R.U.R. (Rossum's Universal Robots)," that coins the term "robot."

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