Today in History: October 7

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Today in History: October 7

October 7, 2013 Updated Oct 7, 2013 at 10:37 AM CDT

Check out the video below to find out important happenings from this day in history.

Included: U.S. and Britain strike Afghanistan; Achille Lauro hijacked; Supreme Court pick Clarence Thomas faces damaging claims; Matthew Shepard beaten to death; Singer John Mellencamp born; 'Cats' hits Broadway.