3 Things About Today - Oct. 9, 2019
  1. The Washington Monument first opened to the public on this day in 1888. The imposing obelisk honoring the United States’ first president was built between 1848 and 1884, according to Britannica.
  2. On this day in 2004, Afghanistan held its first election as voters descended upon the polls and ultimately selected Hamid Karzai as their president. Karzai had previously served as the interim president following the fall of the Taliban regime in 2001, according to Britannica.
  3. On this day back in 2013, Alfonso Cuaron’s sci-fi epic “Gravity” was the No. 1 movie in the country easily pulling ahead of the week’s previous No. 1 film, “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2,” according to Box Office Mojo.
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