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1884

The Naval War Col­lege was es­tab­lished in New­port, Rhode Is­land.

1927

The era of talk­ing pic­tures ar­rived with the open­ing of “The Jazz Singer” star­ring Al Jol­son, a movie fea­tur­ing both silent and sound-syn­chro­nized se­quences.

1960

The his­tor­i­cal drama “Spar­ta­cus,” star­ring Kirk Dou­glas and di­rected by Stan­ley Kubrick, had its world pre­miere in New York.

1973

War erupted in the Mid­dle East as Egypt and Syria launched a sur­prise at­tack on Is­rael dur­ing the Yom Kip­pur hol­i­day. (Is­rael, ini­tially caught of­f­guard, suf­fered heavy losses be­fore re­bound­ing and push­ing back the Arab forces be­fore a cease-fire fi­nally took hold in the nearly three-week con­flict.)

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