Today in history – October 9, 2019

1701 – The Collegiate School of Connecticut – later Yale University – was chartered in New Haven.

1776 – A group of Spanish missionaries settled in present-day San Francisco.

1936 – The first generator at Hoover Dam began transmitting electricity to Los Angeles.

1967 – Guerrilla leader Che Guevara was executed in Bolivia while attempting to incite revolution.

2009 – President Barack Obama was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.