Today in History for December 17th

(17 Dec 2018) Wright brothers conduct the first successful manned, powered flight of the airplane. U.S. test-fires the Atlas intercontinental ballistic missile; Simon Bolivar dies in Colombia; television’s Tiny Tim marries his fiancee, Miss Vicky. (Dec. 17th)

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Clarence Thomas Accuser Angela Wright Talks Kavanaugh Allegations (HBO)

While Washington battles over when, and how, Brett Kavanaugh’s accusers should be heard, one woman is getting a new chance to speak out about her own story — almost three decades later.

In 1991, Angela Wright watched Anita Hill testify in front of an all male committee about how she had been harassed by her previous boss, Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas.

The story sounded familiar to Wright, who had worked for Thomas in the 80’s, and says she was privy to the same kind of lewd behavior and unwelcome advances.

“I was listening to her story, and it just made me want to defend her,” she said.

Wright was subpoenaed to testify at Thomas’ confirmation hearing in Washington, but was never called. Today she says, “We’re headed down the same path,” watching the character attacks on both of Kavanaugh’s accusers – Christine Ford and now Deborah Ramirez.

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