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