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.
1940: During a nighttime air raid by the German Luftwaffe during World War II, the dome of London's St. Paul's Cathedral is pierced by a Nazi bomb, leaving the high altar in ruin. It was one of the few occasions that the 17th-century cathedral would suffer significant damage during Germany's nearly ceaseless bombing raids on London in the fall of 1940 and the cathedral would survive the war largely intact.
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