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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 - Robert Forsyth
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1794: U.S. Marshal Robert Forsyth is shot and killed in Augusta, Ga., while trying to serve civil court papers, becoming the first U.S. marshal to die while carrying out his duties.

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