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On this day: January 11

Published On: Jan 10 2013 01:39:09 PM CST   Updated On: Jan 11 2013 01:00:00 AM CST

A U.S. marshal dies in the line of duty for the first time, a landmark report points to the hazards of smoking, the designated hitter comes into play, and Beckham heads to America, all on this day.

OTD January 11 - Mary J Blige
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1971: R&B singer and actress Mary J. Blige, a Grammy winner known for songs such as "Real Love," "Not Gon' Cry," "Family Affair" and "Be Without You," is born in The Bronx, N.Y. Blige has also acted in movies such as "I Can Do Bad All By Myself" and "Rock of Ages."

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