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5 Fun Facts About October 6 In California History

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1. In 1927, the first "talkie" motion picture, The Jazz Singer, premiered in Los Angeles. The movie starred Al Jolson and featured synchronized sound, a groundbreaking development in cinema history.

2. On October 6, 1938, the San Francisco Bay Bridge officially opened to traffic. Spanning 8.4 miles, it was the longest bridge in the world at the time and played a crucial role in connecting San Francisco to the rest of the Bay Area.

3. In 1995, the trial of O.J. Simpson for the murder of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman came to a close on October 6 when he was acquitted of all charges. The trial had captivated the nation and its verdict remains controversial to this day.

4. On October 6, 2011, Apple co-founder Steve Jobs died at the age of 56 in Palo Alto, California. Jobs had revolutionized the tech industry through innovations like the iPhone, iPad, and iTunes.

5. The deadliest wildfire in California history, known as the Tubbs Fire, broke out on October 6, 2017, in Sonoma County. The fire burned for several weeks and claimed 22 lives, destroyed thousands of homes, and caused more than $1 billion in damages.
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