TODAY IN HISTORY
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.”
ALSO ON THIS DATE
Just over three years after the famous Lewis and Clark expedition ended, Meriwether Lewis was found dead in a Tennessee inn, an apparent suicide; he was 35.
American first lady Eleanor Roosevelt was born in New York City.
Theodore Roosevelt became the first former U.S. president to fly in an airplane during a visit to St. Louis.