TODAY IN HISTORY
TODAY'S HIGHLIGHT Oct. 7, 1977
The Queen double-A single “We Are the Champions” (by lead singer Freddie Mercury) and “We Will Rock You” (by lead guitarist Brian May) was released in the United Kingdom by EMI Records.
ALSO ON THIS DATE 1765
The Stamp Act Congress convened in New York to draw up colonial grievances against England.
Author Edgar Allan Poe died in Baltimore at age 40.
Marian Anderson became the first black singer hired by the Metropolitan Opera Company in New York.
The Andrew Lloyd Webber-Tim Rice musical “Cats” opened on Broadway. (The show ended its original run on Sept. 10, 2000, after a then-record 7,485 performances.)