On this day: October 9

Published On: Oct 08 2012 09:58:57 PM CDT   Updated On: Oct 09 2013 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 - Jackson Browne
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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.

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