On this day: October 9

POSTED: 8:58 PM Oct 08 2012   UPDATED: 12:00 AM Oct 09 2014

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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