October 6, 1927: "The Jazz Singer," the first full-length talking picture, starring <a href="/node/61118">Al Jolson</a>, debuted.
October 6, 1949: Japanese-American broadcaster, Iva Toguri D&#039;Aquino (Tokyo Rose), was sentenced to 10 years in prison and fined &#036;10,000 for treason.
October 6, 1973: The <a href="/encyclopedia/history/asia-and-africa/israeli-history/arabisraeli-wars/the-1973-74-war-the-yom-kippur-war">Yom Kippur War</a> began when <a href="/world/countries-world/syria-0">Syria</a> and <a href="/world/countries-world/egypt-0">Egypt</a> attacked <a href="/world/countries-world/israel">Israel</a>.
October 6, 1979: President <a href="/node/155744">Jimmy Carter</a> received <a href="/node/148773">Pope John Paul II</a>, the first pope to visit the White House.
October 6, 1981: Egypt&#39;s President <a href="/encyclopedia/history/bios/egypt/sadat-anwar-al">Anwar Sadat</a> was assassinated in <a href="/encyclopedia/places/africa/egypt/cairo-city-egypt">Cairo</a>.
October 6, 1989: <a href="/encyclopedia/arts/performing/film-tv-bios/davis-bette">Bette Davis</a> died in <a href="/world/countries-world/france">France</a> at age 81.
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