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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 - Peter Benchley
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Universal Pictures

2006: American author Peter Benchley, best known for his novel "Jaws," and for co-writing the screenplay for the summer blockbuster movie of the same name, dies of pulmonary fibrosis at the age of 65 in Princeton, N.J.

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