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Yom Kippur War Begins
and Syria launch a coordinated attack on Israel during the holiest day of the
Jewish calendar, in an attempt to reverse earlier military losses.
seems that the Israeli Defense Forces were taken by surprise.
Following the Six Day War (in 1967), Israel found itself in control of:
23,500-square-mile Sinai Peninsula, the Gaza Strip previously owned by Egypt.
The West Bank and East Jerusalem, formerly owned by Jordan
of The Golan Heights, formerly owned by Syria.
Israelis were mobilized within days and began beating the attack back. A ceasefire
was secured between Egypt and Israel in October, which left Syria open to an Israeli
attack and they lost even more of the Golan Heights.
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The first ever talking movie, The Jazz Singer, starring Al Jolson, is shown in
President Kennedy advises people to build nuclear shelters in case of a war with
the Soviet Union.
Anwar Sadat, the president of Egypt, is assassinated while reviewing troops on
the anniversary of the Yom Kippur war.