On this day: October 9

POSTED: 10:58 PM Oct 08 2012   UPDATED: 2:00 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 - Scott Bakula
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1954: Actor Scott Bakula, best known for playing the time-jumping Sam Beckett on the sci-fi TV show "Quantum Leap," as well as for his roles on "Star Trek: Enterprise" and "Men of a Certain Age," is born in St. Louis, Missouri.

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