On this day: October 9

POSTED: 10:58 PM Oct 08 2012   UPDATED: 2:00 AM Oct 09 2013

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 - John Entwistle
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1944: Musician John Entwistle, best known as the bassist for the rock band The Who, is born in London, England. He's seen here in 2000 at far left with Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend.

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