TODAY IN HISTORY
Oct. 9, 1967
Marxist revolutionary guerrilla leader Che Guevara, 39, was summarily executed by the Bolivian army a day after his capture.
ALSO ON THIS DATE
A group of Spanish missionaries settled in present-day San Francisco.
The public was first admitted to the Washington Monument.
The Eugene O’Neill drama “The Iceman Cometh” opened at the Martin Beck Theater in New York.
A sabotaged section of track caused an Amtrak train, the Sunset Limited, to derail in Arizona; one person was killed and about 80 were injured (the case remains unsolved).