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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 - Alexander McQueen
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2010: English fashion designer Alexander McQueen, known for having worked as chief designer at Givenchy from 1996 to 2001 and for founding his own Alexander McQueen label, is found having hung himself in his London apartment at the age of 40. His achievements in fashion earned him four British Designer of the Year awards (1996, 1997, 2001 and 2003), as well as the Council of Fashion Designers of America's International Designer of the Year award in 2003.

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