On this day: October 9

POSTED: 7:58 PM PDT October 8, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT October 8, 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 - Yale University
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1701: The Collegiate School of Connecticut (later renamed Yale University) is chartered in Old Saybrook, Conn. Pictured is the charter, titled "An Act for Liberty to Erect a Collegiate School," passed by the General Court of the Colony of Connecticut.

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