2009 - President Barack Obama wins Nobel Peace Prize for "extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples"
2006 - North Korea conducts first nuclear test
1992 - 13 kilogram meteorite lands in driveway of Knapp residence in Peekskill, NY
1936 - Hoover Dam begins transmitting electricity to LA
1888 - The Washington Monument officially opens to the general public.
This Day In Business
2006 - Google purchases video sharing website YouTube - for $1.65 billion in stock.
1995 - Shock jock Howard Stern releases his second book, "Miss America"
1780 - Great Hurricane of 1780: deadliest hurricane in Atlantic helped colonists defeat British
1996 - Yankee's fan Jeffrey Maier reaches over the fence to catch Derek Jeter's home run.
October 9th Holiday
World Post Day - Commemorates the establishment of the Universal Postal Union in 1874 and the subsequent start of the global communications revolution.
Today's Birthday Trivia
He played the character Nick Van Owen in the 1997 film The Lost World: Jurassic Park. Who is he?
Today's Birthday Horoscope
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