On this day: February 11

POSTED: 09:59 PM PST Feb 09, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST Feb 10, 2014 

America's first hospital opens, Glenn Miller earns the first gold record, Nelson Mandela is released from prison after 27 years, and Whitney Houston dies, all on this day.

OTD February 11 - Ruth Carol Taylor
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1958: Ruth Carol Taylor becomes the first black woman to be a stewardess by making her initial flight on a Mohawk Airlines flight from Ithaca, N.Y., to New York City.

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