On this day: January 11

Published On: Jan 10 2013 01:39:09 PM CST   Updated On: Jan 11 2015 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 Mark McGwire admits to steroid use, all on this day.

OTD January 11 - David Beckham
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2007: English soccer superstar David Beckham announces a five-year deal to play for the Los Angeles Galaxy in the U.S.-based MLS. He officially joined the Galaxy in July and would play in the MLS through 2012.

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