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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1916: Babe Ruth begins a 29 2/3 scoreless World Series innings streak with 13 shutout innings in a 14-inning complete-game win over the Brooklyn Robins. The streak, which would come to an end in 1918, would stand as a record until 1961, when New York Yankees pitcher Whitey Ford bested it with 32 scoreless World Series innings in a row, a record that still stands today.

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