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 - Huascaran avalanche
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1962: An avalanche on Huascarán mountain in Peru wipes out the mountain village of Ranrahirca and several other settlements, killing an estimated 4,000 people.

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