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.

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1953: Actor Tony Shalhoub, best known for playing sleuth Adrian Monk on the TV drama "Monk," is born in Green Bay, Wisconsin. He's also known for the role of Antonio Scarpacci on the TV sitcom "Wings," his first major role, as well as parts in movies such as "Men in Black," "Cars," "Addams Family Values" and "The Siege."