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 - Smoking and Health
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National Institute of Health

1964: U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Luther Terry publishes the landmark report "Smoking and Health: Report of the Advisory Committee to the Surgeon General of the United States," saying that smoking may be hazardous to health. The report sparked national and worldwide anti-smoking efforts.


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