On this day: October 9

Published On: Oct 08 2012 09:58:57 PM CDT   Updated On: Oct 09 2016 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 - Peekskill meteorite
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1992: A 26-pound fragment of the Peekskill meteorite lands in the driveway of the Knapp residence in Peekskill, New York, destroying the family's 1980 Chevrolet Malibu. The meteorite was unique in that it was captured on video by at least 16 cameras. Only a handful of meteorite falls have been caught on film and none have been captured from as many angles and localities as Peekskill, allowing scientists to calculate the meteorite's flight path to Earth.


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