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 - Babe Ruth
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1916: Babe Ruth begins a 29 2/3 scoreless World Series innings streak with 13 shutout innings in a 14-inning complete-game win over the Brooklyn Robins. The streak, which would come to an end in 1918, would stand as a record until 1961, when New York Yankees pitcher Whitey Ford bested it with 32 scoreless World Series innings in a row, a record that still stands today.

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