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
She played the titular character in A Model Daughter: The Killing of Caroline Byrne. Who is she?
Today's Birthday Horoscope
Learn about people born on this day by reading the October 9 Birthday Horoscope.
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