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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 - Jack Soo
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1979: Actor Jack Soo, best known for his role as Detective Nick Yemana on the television sitcom "Barney Miller," dies of esophageal cancer at age 61 in Los Angeles, Calif. Soo also appeared in movies such as "The Green Berets" and "Thoroughly Modern Millie."

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