On this day: October 11

Published On: Oct 10 2012 05:56:13 PM EDT   Updated On: Oct 11 2013 02:00:00 AM EDT

The first successful manned Apollo mission launches, John Lennon releases the song "Imagine," George Washington gets a posthumous promotion, and Anita Hill accuses Clarence Thomas of sexual harassment, all on this day.

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1991: Comedian and actor Redd Foxx, best known for his starring role on the sitcom "Sanford and Son," dies from a heart attack at the age of 68 in Los Angeles. Foxx, whose real name was John Elroy Sanford, also starred in the short-lived TV shows "Sanford," "The Redd Foxx Show" and "The Royal Family."

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