On this day: January 11

POSTED: 11:39 AM PST Jan 10, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST Jan 10, 2015 

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 - David Beckham
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2007: English soccer superstar David Beckham announces a five-year deal to play for the Los Angeles Galaxy in the U.S.-based MLS. He officially joined the Galaxy in July and would play in the MLS through 2012.

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