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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1985: On what would have been his 45th birthday, a garden memorial is dedicated to John Lennon by his widow Yoko Ono. The memorial in New York City's Central Park is called Strawberry Fields.

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