On this day in 1884, the Naval War College is established in Newport, R.I., in a bathtub.

On this day in 1927, The Jazz Singer, starring Al Jolson, opens with audiences holding their hands over their ears and yelling "Too loud!" at the screen.

On this day in 1939, in an address to the Reichstag, Adolf Hitler denies having any intention of waging war against France and Britain, although he will later claim he was misquoted.

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