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Today in History
Today in History: Tuesday, October  06, 2015
AP Highlight in History:
On Oct. 6, 1981, Egyptian President Anwar Sadat was shot to death by Islamic militants while reviewing a military parade.
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On this date in:
1884The Naval War College was established in Newport, R.I.
1889The Moulin Rouge cabaret opened in Paris.
1927The era of talking pictures arrived with the opening of "The Jazz Singer" starring Al Jolson.
1949American-born Iva Toguri D'Aquino, convicted as Japanese wartime broadcaster Tokyo Rose, was sentenced to 10 years in prison.
1973Egypt and Syria attacked Israel during the Yom Kippur holiday.
1976In a debate with Democratic candidate Jimmy Carter, President Gerald R. Ford asserted there was "no Soviet domination of eastern Europe." Ford later conceded that he had misspoken.
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1979Pope John Paul II became the first pontiff to visit the White House, where he was received by President Jimmy Carter.
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1987The Senate Judiciary Committee voted 9-5 against the nomination of Robert H. Bork to the Supreme Court.
2004The top U.S. arms inspector in Iraq, Charles Duelfer, reported finding no evidence Saddam Hussein's regime had produced weapons of mass destruction after 1991.
2008The Dow Jones industrial average closed below 10,000 for the first time since 2004.
2010Roy Halladay pitched the second no-hitter in postseason history, leading the Philadelphia Phillies over the Cincinnati Reds 4-0 in Game 1 of the NL division series..
Highlights of This Day in History
Today's Birthdays:
Actress Emily Mortimer turns 44 years old today.
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Britt EklandActress73
Kevin CroninRock musician (REO Speedwagon)64
David HidalgoRock musician (Los Lobos)61
Tony DungyFootball coach, sportscaster60
Elisabeth ShueActress52
Matthew SweetRock singer51
Jeremy SistoActor ("Law and Order," "Six Feet Under")41
CBS Corp. CEO Les Moonves turns 66 years old today.
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