On This Day

What Happened on May 8, 2019

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes argues that Facebook should be split up and regulated in "New York Times" Op-Ed essay
  • Governor of Georgia Brian Kemp signs new abortion law, the so-called "heart-beat bill" (comes into effect Jan 2020)
  • Iran announces it will stop complying with parts of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal
  • Pakistani Christian woman Asia Bibi who spent eight years in prison on death row for blasphemy arrives in Canada
  • Singapore passes sweeping "anti-fake news" laws bill
  • Thailand's general elections official results show opposition Pheu Thai Party won most seats but still unable to form governmen, due to rules favoring the military
  • UK goes a week without using a coal-fired power station for first time in 137 years due to use of more renewables