On this day: October 11

Published On: Oct 10 2012 05:56:13 PM EDT   Updated On: Oct 11 2015 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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1984: Future Hockey Hall of Famer Mario Lemieux makes his NHL debut with the Pittsburgh Penguins against the Boston Bruins, scoring a goal on his first shot on his first NHL shift.