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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 - Ben Crenshaw
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1952: Golfer Ben Crenshaw, a two-time winner of The Masters who also captained the U.S. team to a Ryder Cup victory in 1999, is born in Austin, Texas.

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