Day in History: 1st "talkie"; "Tokyo Rose"; Anwar Sadat Killed; Beatles

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Today in History:
   On Oct. 6 –
In 1536, English theologian and scholar William Tyndale, who was the first to translate the Bible into Early Modern English, was executed for heresy.
In 1927, the era of talking pictures arrived with the opening of "The Jazz Singer," starring Al Jolson, a movie that featured both silent and sound-synchronized sequences.
In 1949, U.S.-born Iva Toguri D

The Beatles famous ABBEY ROAD album cover...the album contained George Harrison's "Something" which became an 'A' side release.

Today in History
Today is Sunday, Oct. 6, the 279th day of 2013. There are 86 days left in the year.
Today in History:
On Oct. 6 –
In 1683, thirteen families from Krefeld, Germany, arrived in Philadelphia to begin Germantown, one of America's oldest settlements.
In 1884, the Naval War College was established in Newport, R.I.
In 1928, Chiang Kai-shek became president of China.
In 1939, as remaining military resistance in Poland crumbled, Adolf Hitler delivered a speech to the Reichstag blaming the Poles for the Nazi-Soviet invasion of their country.
In 1958, the nuclear submarine USS Seawolf surfaced after spending 60 days submerged.
In 1973, war erupted in the Middle East as Egypt and Syria attacked Israel during the Yom Kippur holiday.
In 1976, in his second debate with Jimmy Carter, President Gerald R. Ford asserted there was "no Soviet domination of eastern Europe." (Ford later conceded he'd misspoken.)
In 1979, Pope John Paul II, on a week-long U.S. tour, became the first pontiff to visit the White House, where he was received by President Jimmy Carter.
In 1989, actress Bette Davis died in Neuilly-sur-Seine (nu-yee-sur-sehn), France, at age 81.

In entertainment history –

On October 6 -
In 1976, Rick Dees and His Cast of Idiots received a gold record for the novelty single "Disco Duck." The single eventually went platinum.
In 1978, Mick Jagger apologized to the Reverend Jesse Jackson for offensive lyrics in the Rolling Stones song "Some Girls," but he refused to change the words.
In 1980, the Bee Gees sued their manager and PolyGram Records for 200 million dollars, alleging fraud and misrepresentation. The suit was settled out of court.
In 1990, Garth Brooks joined the Grand Ole Opry.
In 1991, Elizabeth Taylor married construction worker Larry Fortensky at Michael Jackson's ranch in California. They later divorced.


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