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 - La-Z-Boy
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Courtesy of La-Z-Boy

1928: Cousins Ed Shoemaker and Edward Knabusch invent the first La-Z-Boy reclining chair. The first version of the now iconic recliner was a folding wood-slat porch chair. In spring 1929, upholstered versions of the chairs were introduced for a year-round market.

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