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.
2010: A drill reaches an underground chamber holding 33 Chilean miners 65 days after they had been trapped by a cave-in on Aug. 5, 2010, in the mine near Copiapó, Chile. All 33 miners would be rescued on Oct. 13, 2010, over a period of almost 24 hours.
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