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On this day: January 11

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

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 Beckham heads to America, all on this day.

OTD January 11 - Whisky-a-Go-Go
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1964: The Whisky-a-Go-Go opens on Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood, Calif., and quickly becomes a vital music venue. Some of the early acts to play the Whiskey include The Animals, The Doors and Otis Redding.

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