On This Day

Historical Events on October 8 (Part 2)

Events 201 - 206 of 206

  • 2018 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
  • 2018 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
  • 2018 Nobel prize for Economics awarded to William Nordhaus for climate change and Paul Romer for endogenous growth theory
  • 2019 Noble Prize for Physics awarded to James Peebles (work on evolution of the universe), and Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz (discovery of planet 51 Pegasi b, orbiting another star)
  • 2019 Montgomery, Alabama, home of the US civil rights movement, elects Steven Reed as its first black mayor in 200 years
  • 2019 FBI confirm Samuel Little is America's most prolific serial killer, after verifying more than half of his 93 confessed murders