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 - strawberry fields
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1985: On what would have been his 45th birthday, a garden memorial is dedicated to John Lennon by his widow Yoko Ono. The memorial in New York City's Central Park is called Strawberry Fields.

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