October in History

While researching ideas for Eye Contact posts, I discovered that many world-changing events occurred in the month of October. John Lennon’s birth, the Bolshevik Revolution, the stock market crash, and the beginning of Prohibition are just a few.

October 6, 1927 -- The first talkie opened in New York City. "The Jazz Singer." starring Al Jolson, was the first full-length feature film using spoken dialogue. File Photo

October 6, 1927 — The first talkie opened in New York City. “The Jazz Singer.” starring Al Jolson, was the first full-length feature film using spoken dialogue. File Photo

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