On This Day

What Happened on October 8, 2018

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • Major climate report by Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change for the UN says planet will warm 2.7 degrees Fahrenheit (1.5 degrees Celsius) by 2040 with dire results
  • New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees becomes NFL's all-time leader in passing yards; needs 201 yards to pass Peyton Manning's record; gets 363 & 3 TD's in Saints 43-19 win v Washington Redskins at the SuperDome
  • Nobel prize for Economics awarded to William Nordhaus for climate change and Paul Romer for endogenous growth theory