On this day: October 9

Published On: Oct 08 2012 10:58:57 PM EDT   Updated On: Oct 09 2013 02:00:00 AM EDT

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 - Scott McCreery
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1993: Singer Scotty McCreery, who would go on to win the 10th season of "American Idol" in 2011 and then watch his debut album, "Clear as Day," produce the top 40 country hits "I Love You This Big" and "The Trouble with Girls," is born in Raleigh, N.C.

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