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On this day: January 11

Published On: Jan 10 2013 02:39:09 PM EST   Updated On: Jan 11 2013 02:00:00 AM EST

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 - Sicily earthquake
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1693: A powerful earthquake and the resulting tsunamis and landslides destroy parts of Sicily and Malta and leave upward of 54,000 people dead.

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