On this day: October 11

POSTED: 3:56 PM Oct 10 2012   UPDATED: 12:00 AM Oct 11 2013

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.

OTD October 11 - Jimmy Carter
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2002: Former President Jimmy Carter wins the Nobel Peace Prize for his work "to find peaceful solutions to international conflicts, to advance democracy and human rights, and to promote economic and social development" through The Carter Center. Carter formed The Carter Center in 1982 to advance human rights and alleviate unnecessary human suffering. He is the only U.S. president to have received the honor after leaving office.

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