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 - Edmund Hillary
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2008: New Zealand mountaineer Edmund Hillary, who in 1953 became the first person to climb Mount Everest, dies of a heart attack at the age of 88 in Auckland, New Zealand.

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