On this day: October 9

Posted: 10:58 PM EDT Oct 08, 2012   Updated: 2:00 AM EDT Oct 09, 2016

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
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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.


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