On this day: October 9

Posted: 10:58 PM EDT Oct 08, 2012   Updated: 2:00 AM EDT Oct 09, 2015

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 - Chilean miners
1 / 34
desierto_atacama/Wikimedia Commons

2010: A drill reaches an underground chamber holding 33 Chilean miners 65 days after they had been trapped by a cave-in on Aug. 5, 2010, in the mine near Copiapó, Chile. All 33 miners would be rescued on Oct. 13, 2010, over a period of almost 24 hours.

Advertisement

Most Viewed on WFMZ.com

Advertisement
 

Slideshow Of The Day

  • Community college sign on building

    iStock / crisserbug

    States with the best community college systems

    WalletHub has put together its ranking of the states with the best community college systems. Analysts looked at 821 schools and used 12 metrics to create its list. Click through to see the top 20 states that made the list.

On this Day

  • Mary Poppins movie, Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke

    The Walt Disney Company, All Rights Reserved

    On this day: August 27

    Krakatoa blows its top, The Guinness Book of World Records debuts, "Mary Poppins" premieres, The Beatles meet The King, and a guitar great dies, all on this day.