Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1876 – The American Library Association is founded (More info)

1884 – The Naval War College of the United States Navy is founded in Newport, Rhode Island (More info)

1927 – ‘The Jazz Singer,’ the first full-length talking movie, opens (More info)

1979 – Pope John Paul II becomes the first pontiff to visit the White House (More info)

1981 – Egyptian President Anwar al-Sadat is assassinated (More info)