October 6

1927

"The Jazz Singer," the first full-length talking picture, starring Al Jolson, debuted.

1949

Japanese-American broadcaster, Iva Toguri D'Aquino (Tokyo Rose), was sentenced to 10 years in prison and fined $10,000 for treason.

1973

The Yom Kippur War began when Syria and Egypt attacked Israel.

1979

President Jimmy Carter received Pope John Paul II, the first pope to visit the White House.

1981

Egypt's President Anwar Sadat was assassinated in Cairo.

1989

Bette Davis died in France at age 81.

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