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The Reporter (Lansdale, PA) - - LOCAL NEWS -

Oct. 11, 1991

Tes­ti­fy­ing be­fore the Se­nate Ju­di­ciary Com­mit­tee, Anita Hill ac­cused Supreme Court nom­i­nee Clarence Thomas of sex­u­ally ha­rass­ing her; Thomas re-ap­peared be­fore the panel to de­nounce the pro­ceed­ings as a “high-tech lynch­ing.”

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Amer­i­can first lady Eleanor Roo­sevelt was born in New York City.

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