Tommy Nestor was born.
1927 – “The Jazz Singer,” the first full-length talking picture, starring Al Jolson, debuted.
1973 – The Yom Kippur War began when Syria and Egypt attacked Israel.
Kaitlin McVeigh was born.
Leo Fahey was born.
1849 – Poet-writer Edgar Allan Poe died at age 40.
2003 – California governor Gray Davis was recalled and former bodybuilder and actor Arnold Schwarzenegger was elected in his place.
John McCann was born.
John McFadden was born.
Kenny Pena was born.
1956 – Don Larsen of the New York Yankees pitched the first and only perfect game in a World Series.
2004 – Martha Stewart began her prison sentence at Alderson Federal Prison Camp.
Rowan Powell was born.
1888 – For the first time the public was admitted to the Washington Monument.
1930 – Aviator Laura Ingalls became the first woman to make a solo transcontinental flight across the United States.
Linda Peavey was born.
Paul King was born.
1886 – The tuxedo dinner jacket made its debut at a ball in Tuxedo Park, N.Y.
1973 – Vice President Spiro Agnew resigned after being charged with tax evasion.
James Tubridy was born.
Marilyn Cowhey was born.
1962 – The first session of Vatican II was convened by Pope John XXIII.
1984 – Space shuttle Challenger astronaut, Kathryn Sullivan, became the first American woman to walk in space.
Daniel Twomey was born.
Tommy Greene was born.
1492 – Columbus landed in present-day Bahamas.
2000 – 17 U.S. sailors killed with the terrorist attack on the USS Cole in Yemen.