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.
ON THIS DATE
The first generator at Boulder (later Hoover) Dam began transmitting electricity to Los Angeles.
Soviet scientist Andrei Sakharov was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
Google Inc. announced it was snapping up YouTube Inc. for $1.65 billion in a stock deal.
President Barack Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize for what the Norwegian Nobel Committee called “his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples.”