On October 6th, 1927, "The Jazz Singer" -- the first feature-length movie with talking sequences -- premiered.
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A thought for the day: Fifty percent of people won't vote and 50 percent don't read newspapers. I hope it's the same 50 percent. -- Gore Vidal
On this date in history:
In 1802, Washington, D.C., was incorporated.
In 1919, U.S. airplane passenger service began when pilot Robert Hewitt flew two women from New York to Atlantic City, N.J.
Those born on this date include:
- Italian political philosopher Niccolo Machiavelli in 1469
- British explorer John Speke, who discovered the source of the Nile, in 1827
- journalist Jacob August ...Read More
Today is Sunday, May 3, the 123rd day of 2015 with 242 to follow.
The moon is full. Morning stars are Neptune, Uranus and Saturn. Evening stars are Jupiter, Mars, Mercury and Venus.