On this day: January 11

POSTED: 11:39 AM PST Jan 10, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST Jan 10, 2016 

A U.S. marshal dies in the line of duty for the first time, a landmark report points to the hazards of smoking, the designated hitter comes into play, and Mark McGwire admits to steroid use, all on this day.

OTD January 11 - Mary J Blige
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1971: R&B singer and actress Mary J. Blige, a Grammy winner known for songs such as "Real Love," "Not Gon' Cry," "Family Affair" and "Be Without You," is born in The Bronx, New York. Blige has also acted in movies such as "I Can Do Bad All By Myself" and "Rock of Ages."


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