TO­DAY IN HIS­TORY

The Middletown Press (Middletown, CT) - - KICKOFF -

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.

1849

Au­thor Edgar Al­lan Poe died in Bal­ti­more at age 40.

1954

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

1982

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.)

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