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On this day: October 11

POSTED: 02:56 PM PDT Oct 10, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Oct 10, 2013 

The first successful manned Apollo mission launches, John Lennon releases the song "Imagine," George Washington gets a posthumous promotion, and Anita Hill accuses Clarence Thomas of sexual harassment, all on this day.

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1991: Testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee, law professor Anita Hill accuses U.S. Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas of sexually harassing her while she had worked for him at the Department of Education and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Thomas reappears before the panel to denounce the proceedings as a "high-tech lynching." The U.S. Senate would ultimately confirm Thomas by a vote of 52–48 on Oct. 15, 1991.

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