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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 - Khomeini
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1979: Followers of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini seize power in Iran, nine days after the religious leader returned to his home country following 15 years of exile.

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