On this day: October 9

POSTED: 7:58 PM Oct 08 2012   UPDATED: 11:00 PM Oct 08 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 - Che Guevara
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1967: A day after being captured, Marxist revolutionary Ernesto "Che" Guevara is executed for attempting to incite a revolution in Bolivia. Guevara, seen here in 1960, reportedly told his executioner, Bolivian Sgt. Mario TerĂ¡n, "I know you've come to kill me. Shoot me you coward! You are only going to kill a man!"

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