Today is Tuesday, October 9, the 282nd day of 2018 with 83 to follow. Those born on this date are under the sign of Libra.

Today's birthdays include:

-- French composer Camille Saint-Saens in 1835

-- Charles Rudolph Walgreen, drugstore chain founder, in 1873

-- Baseball Hall of Fame member Rube Marquard in 1886

-- Baseball Hall of Fame member Walter O'Malley in 1903

-- Convicted Watergate burglar, novelist and lecturer E. Howard Hunt Jr. in 1918

-- Former Beatle John Lennon in 1940

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-- C-SPAN founder Brian Lamb in 1941 (age 77)

-- The Who bassist John Entwistle in 1944

-- Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Jackson Browne in 1948 (age 70)

-- Nobel Peace Prize laureate Jody Williams in 1950 (age 68)

-- Writer/actor Robert Wuhl in 1951 (age 67)

-- Television personality Sharon Osbourne in 1952 (age 66)

-- Actor Tony Shalhoub in 1953 (age 65)

-- Actor Scott Bakula in 1954 (age 64)

-- Actor John O'Hurley in 1954 (age 64)

-- Actor Michael Pare in 1958 (age 60)

-- Football Hall of Fame member Mike Singletary in 1958 (age 60)

-- Film director Guillermo del Toro in 1964 (age 54)

-- Former British Prime Minister David Cameron in 1966 (age 52)

-- Golf Hall of Fame member Annika Sorenstam in 1970 (age 48)

-- Musician Sean Lennon in 1975 (age 43)

-- Comedian Nick Swardson in 1976 (age 42)

-- Actor Brandon Routh in 1979 (age 39)

-- Actor Zachery Ty Bryan in 1981 (age 37)

-- Actor Tyler James Williams in 1992 (age 26)

-- Country singer Scotty McCreery in 1993 (age 25)

-- Model Bella Hadid in 1996 (age 22)

On this date in history:

In 1888, 40 years after construction began, the Washington Monument opens to the public. Work on the obelisk was halted from 1854 to 1877 due to a lack of funds, internal squabbling within the Washington National Monument Society, and the American Civil War.

In 1919, the Cincinnati Reds win the World Series defeating the Chicago White Sox. Eight members of the White Sox would be accused of intentionally losing games in exchange for money from gamblers in what would become known as the Black Sox Scandal. The players were later found not guilty, though all were banned from the sport for life.

In 1931, gangster Al Capone's Florida spending told at tax evasion trial. The government's contention was that if Mr. Capone was "rich enough to be a moviesque Florida Play-boy, then he certainly must have an income worthy of taxation."

In 1974, Oskar Schindler, the German businessman credited with saving 1,200 Jews from the Holocaust, died at the age of 66.

In 1975, Andrei Sakharov, father of the Soviet hydrogen bomb, became the first Soviet citizen to win the Nobel Peace Prize.

In 1992, NASA announced that the unmanned Pioneer spacecraft was apparently lost after orbiting Venus for 14 years.

In 2009, U.S. President Barack Obama was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his "extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples."

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