On this day: February 11

Published On: Feb 09 2013 11:59:04 PM CST   Updated On: Feb 11 2016 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 - first gold record
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RCA Records

1942: The first gold record, originally presented to artists by their own record companies to publicize the achievement of 1 million in sales, is presented by RCA to Glenn Miller for "Chattanooga Choo Choo."

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