On this day: October 9

POSTED: 07:58 PM PDT Oct 08, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Oct 08, 2014 

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 - John Entwistle
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1944: Musician John Entwistle, best known as the bassist for the rock band The Who, is born in London, England. Entwistle, seen here in 1976, died of a heart attack induced by cocaine at age 57 on June 27, 2002.

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