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.
1963: In northeast Italy, more than 2,000 people are killed when a large landslide behind the Vajont Dam causes a giant wave of water to overtop it. This picture shows the village of Longarone below the dam after the wave had passed through.
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