On This Day

What Happened on October 8, 2004

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

Nobel prizeNobel Prize

Kenyan Wangari Maathai is the first African woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize for "her contribution to sustainable development, democracy and peace"

Environmentalist Wangari Maathai
Wangari Maathai

Famous Deaths

  • Jacques Derrida, French philosopher (b. 1930)
  • James Chace, American historian (b. 1931)