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 - Oskar Schindler's grave
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1974: Oskar Schindler dies in Frankfurt, Germany. Schindler is credited with saving the lives of about 1,200 Jews during the Holocaust by employing them in his enamelware and ammunitions factories. He was also the basis of Steven Spielberg's Oscar-winning film "Schindler's List."

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