On this day: October 9

Published On: Oct 08 2012 09:58:57 PM CDT   Updated On: Oct 09 2014 01:00:00 AM CDT

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.

OTD October 9 - Barack Obama
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Official White House Photo by Pete Souza

2009: President Barack Obama wins the Nobel Peace Prize. In announcing the award, the Norwegian Nobel Committee cited Obama's promotion of nuclear nonproliferation and a "new climate" in international relations fostered by Obama, especially in reaching out to the Muslim world.

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