On this day: October 9

Published On: Oct 08 2012 10:58:57 PM EDT   Updated On: Oct 09 2013 02:00:00 AM EDT

The Washington Monument opens to the public, John Lennon is born, Che Guevara is executed, and President Barack Obama wins the Nobel Peace Prize, all on this day.

OTD October 9 - Jackson Browne
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1948: Singer-songwriter Jackson Browne, known for such songs as "The Pretender," "Running On Empty" and "Somebody's Baby," is born in Heidelberg, Germany.