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To­day is Sun­day, Oct. 7, the 280th day of 2018. There are 85 days left in the year.

High­light in his­tory

On Oct. 7, 1991,

Univer­sity of Ok­la­homa law pro­fes­sor Anita Hill pub­licly ac­cused Supreme Court nom­i­nee Clarence Thomas of mak­ing sex­u­ally in­ap­pro­pri­ate com­ments when she worked for him; Thomas de­nied Hill’s al­le­ga­tions.

On this date

In 1916, in the most lop­sided vic­tory in col­lege foot­ball his­tory, Ge­or­gia Tech de­feated Cum­ber­land Univer­sity 222-0 in At­lanta.

In 1949, the Repub­lic of East Ger­many was formed.

In 1954, Mar­ian An­der­son be­came the first black singer hired by the Met­ro­pol­i­tan Opera Com­pany in New York.

In 1992, trade rep­re­sen­ta­tives of the United States, Canada and Mex­ico ini­tialed the North Amer­i­can Free Trade Agree­ment dur­ing a cer­e­mony in San An­to­nio.

In 1998, Matthew Shep­ard, a gay col­lege stu­dent, was beaten and left tied to a wooden fence post out­side of Laramie, Wy­oming; he died five days later. (Rus­sell Hen­der­son and Aaron McKin­ney are serv­ing life sen­tences for Shep­ard’s mur­der.)

To­day’s birth­days

Re­tired South African Arch­bishop and No­bel Peace lau­re­ate Des­mond Tutu is 87. For­mer Na­tional Se­cu­rity Coun­cil aide Lt. Col. Oliver North (ret.) is 75. Singer John Mel­len­camp is

67. Rus­sian Pres­i­dent Vladimir Putin is 66. Cel­list Yo-Yo Ma is 63. Gospel singer Michael W. Smith is 61. Record­ing ex­ec­u­tive and TV per­son­al­ity Si­mon Cow­ell is 59. Rhythm-and-blues singer Toni Brax­ton is

51. Rock singer-mu­si­cian Thom Yorke (Ra­dio­head) is 50. MLB player Evan Lon­go­ria is 33.

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