On this day: February 11

Published On: Feb 10 2013 12:59:04 AM EST   Updated On: Feb 11 2015 02:00:00 AM EST

America's first hospital opens, Glenn Miller earns the first gold record, Nelson Mandela is released from prison after 27 years, and Whitney Houston dies, all on this day.

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2015: Basketball Hall of Fame coach Jerry Tarkanian, one of the most successful coaches in college basketball history, dies at the age of 84 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Tarkanian coached at Long Beach State, the University of Nevada-Las Vegas, and Fresno State University in his college career, compiling a 729–201 career coaching record. He led four of his UNLV teams to the Final Four, winning an NCAA Championship in 1990.


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