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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 - Dick Cheney
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2006: In Texas, U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney accidentally shoots and wounds a companion, 78-year-old Texas attorney Harry Whittington, while participating in a quail hunt. Whittington suffered birdshot wounds to the face, neck, and upper torso, and would be hospitalized for a week.

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