On this day: October 9

Published On: Oct 08 2012 10:58:57 PM EDT   Updated On: Oct 09 2015 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.

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1974: Oskar Schindler dies in Frankfurt, Germany. Schindler is credited with saving the lives of about 1,200 Jews during the Holocaust by employing them in his enamelware and ammunitions factories. He was also the basis of Steven Spielberg's Oscar-winning film "Schindler's List."