New Haven Register (New Haven, CT)
TODAY IN HISTORY
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHT Oct. 6, 2014
The Supreme Court unexpectedly cleared the way for a dramatic expansion of gay marriage in the United States as it rejected appeals from five states seeking to preserve their bans, effectively making such marriages legal in 30 states.
ON THIS DATE 1927
The era of talking pictures arrived with the opening of “The Jazz Singer” starring Al Jolson, a feature containing both silent and sound-synchronized sequences.
In a speech to the Reichstag, German Chancellor Adolf Hitler spoke of his plans to reorder the ethnic layout of Europe — a plan which would entail settling the “Jewish problem.”
Social networking app Instagram was launched by Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger.