TODAY IN HISTORY
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 the most lopsided victory in college football history, Georgia Tech defeated Cumberland University 222-0 in Atlanta.
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.)