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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1919: The Cincinnati Reds win Game 8 of the World Series to capture the title five games to three over the Chicago White Sox. The win would later be tainted when eight Chicago White Sox players were charged with throwing some of the games. The incident became known as the "Black Sox" scandal.