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.
1781: The last major battle of the American Revolutionary War begins in Yorktown, Va. The American forces, led by George Washington, would eventually defeat the British troops under Lord Cornwallis.
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