On This Day

October 8, 2019 in History

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Events in History

  • FBI confirm Samuel Little is America's most prolific serial killer, after verifying more than half of his 93 confessed murders
  • Montgomery, Alabama, home of the US civil rights movement, elects Steven Reed as its first black mayor in 200 years
  • 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)