On this day: October 9

Published On: Oct 08 2012 09:58:57 PM CDT   Updated On: Oct 09 2014 01:00:00 AM CDT

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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1970: Former professional golfer Annika Sörenstam, who won 72 official LPGA tournaments including 10 majors and 18 other tournaments internationally, and tops the LPGA's career money list with earnings of more than $22 million, is born in Bro, Sweden.

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