spotlight Today in history: Oct. 11 Oct 11, 2019 Major events that happened around the world on this day in history. 1809: Meriwether Lewis In 1809, 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. ASSOCIATED PRESS 1968: Apollo 7 In 1968, Apollo 7, the first manned Apollo mission, was launched with astronauts Wally Schirra (shih-RAH'), Donn Fulton Eisele and R. Walter Cunningham aboard. ASSOCIATED PRESS 1968: Panama In 1968, the government of Panama was overthrown in a military coup. Toby Massey 1986: Ronald Reagan & Mikhail Gorbachev On Oct. 11, 1986, President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev opened two days of talks concerning arms control and human rights in Reykjavik, Iceland. Scott Stewart 1991: Anita Hill & Clarence Thomas In 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." Anonymous 1992: Three Presidential Debates In 1992, in the first of three presidential debates, three candidates faced off against each other in St. Louis: President George H.W. Bush, Arkansas Gov. Bill Clinton and businessman Ross Perot. Greg Gibson 2002: Nobel Peace Prize In 2002, former President Jimmy Carter was named the recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize. JOHN BAZEMORE 2009: Gay Rights March Ten years ago: Thousands of gay rights supporters marched from the White House to the U.S. Capitol. Jacquelyn Martin 2009: Guy Laliberte Ten years ago: A Russian Soyuz capsule carrying Cirque du Soleil founder Guy Laliberte (gee lah-lee-behr-TAY') and two other space travelers landed safely in Kazakhstan. Yuri Kochetkov 2009: Rawalpindi, Pakistan Ten years ago: A 22-hour attack on Pakistan's army headquarters in Rawalpindi ended with nine militants and 14 others dead. Anjum Naveed 2014: International Monetary Fund Committee Five years ago: The International Monetary Fund's policy-setting committee promised "bold and ambitious" action to boost a global recovery that was showing signs of weakness. Jose Luis Magana 2018: Kanye West & President Donald Trump One year ago: Rapper Kanye West, seated across from President Donald Trump in the Oval Office, delivered a rambling and sometimes profane monologue that touched on social issues, hydrogen planes and mental health. Evan Vucci 2018: Rocket Launch Failure One year ago: A rocket carrying an American and a Russian to the International Space Station failed two minutes into the flight, sending the capsule into a steep, harrowing fall back to Earth; the crew landed safely in Kazakhstan. Yuri Kochetkov 2018: Supreme Court in Washington One year ago: The Supreme Court in Washington state unanimously struck down the state's death penalty as arbitrary and racially-biased, making Washington the 20th state to do away with capital punishment. Rachel La Corte Tags Wire Timegoggles Sweeps History Related to this collection Most Popular +8 Archives Week in review: Top photos of the week from AP Dec 7, 2019 Here are some of the top photos of the week, as selected by the Associated Press. +14 Archives Today in history: Dec. 9 Dec 9, 2019 Major events that happened around the world on this day in history. +18 Archives Today in history: Dec. 8 Dec 8, 2019 Major events that happened around the world on this day in history. +18 Archives Today in history: Dec. 7 Dec 7, 2019 Major events that happened around the world on this day in history. +10 Archives Today’s top pics: Trump clashes with NATO leaders and more Dec 4, 2019 Top photos of the day as selected by the Associated Press.. +25 Archives Celebrity Birthdays: Dec. 9 Dec 9, 2019 Here are some of the notable people celebrating birthdays today, including Kirk Douglas, Dame Judi Dench, Dick Butkus, John Malkovich, Donny O… +14 Archives Today in history: Dec. 4 Dec 4, 2019 Major events that happened around the world on this day in history. +15 Archives Today in history: Dec. 5 Dec 5, 2019 Major events that happened around the world on this day in history. +18 Archives Celebrity Birthdays: Dec. 8 Dec 8, 2019 Here are some of the notable people celebrating birthdays today, including Kim Basinger, Ann Coulter, Wendell Pierce, Teri Hatcher, Sinead O'C… +14 Archives Today’s top pics: 2019 Kennedy Center Honors and more Dec 9, 2019 Top photos of the day as selected by the Associated Press..