On This Day

On This Day in History for October 8 (Part 2)

Events in History

  • 1990 US doctors Joseph E Murray & E Donnall Thomas win Nobel Prize

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1991 The Croatian Parliament cuts all remaining ties with Yugoslavia

President of Croatia Franjo Tuđman
President of Croatia
Franjo Tuđman
  • 1992 Nobel Prize for literature is given to West Indies poet Derek Walcott
  • 1992 Pioneer Venus Orbiter (1st Venus orbiter-1978), crashes into Venus

Book releaseHistoric Publication

1993 Howard Stern releases his 1st book "Private Parts"

Radio shock jock Howard Stern
Radio shock jock
Howard Stern
  • 1993 UN lifts remaining economic sanctions against South Africa
  • 1994 BPAA US Women's Bowling Open won by Aleta Sill
  • 1998 Oslo Gardermoen airport opening after the close down of Fornebu.

USAImpeachment Trial of Bill Clinton

1998 US House of Representatives votes to begin impeachment hearings against President Bill Clinton on charges of lying about his affair with Monica Lewinsky

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Tickets issued to former President Gerald Ford and his wife Betty
Tickets issued to former President Gerald Ford and his wife Betty
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Nobel prizeNobel Prize

1998 José Saramago is the first person from Portugal to be awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature

Novelist José Saramago
Novelist
José Saramago
  • 1999 New Coligny Calendar, NCC, The beginning of a new era of the Coligny calendar, the oldest material Celtic calendar.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2001 US President George W. Bush announces the establishment of the Office of Homeland Security

43rd US President George W. Bush
43rd US President
George W. Bush
  • 2001 A twin engine Cessna and Scandinavian Airlines System (SAS) jetliner collide in heavy fog during takeoff from Milan, Italy killing 118.

Nobel prizeNobel Prize

2003 Peter Agre and Roderick MacKinnon win the 2003 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for discoveries concerning channels in cell membranes

Molecular biologist Peter Agre
Molecular biologist
Peter Agre

Nobel prizeNobel Prize

2003 Clive Granger and Robert F. Engle awarded Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences “for methods of analyzing economic time series with time-varying volatility (ARCH)”

Economist Clive Granger
Economist
Clive Granger
Economist Robert F. Engle
Economist
Robert F. Engle

Nobel prizeNobel Prize

2004 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
Environmentalist
Wangari Maathai

  • 2005 The Kashmir earthquake hits parts of northern South Asia at 03:50 UTC.
  • 2008 Nobel Prize for Medicine or Physiology awarded jointly to Harald zur Hausen (cause of cervical cancer) and Françoise Barré-Sinoussi, Luc Montagnier (discovery of HIV)
  • 2012 35 people are killed by a Nigerian military bomb struck a convoy in Maiduguri

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

2012 Hugo Chávez is re-elected as president of Venezuela for a fourth term

President of Venezuela Hugo Chávez
President of Venezuela
Hugo Chávez
  • 2012 Mustafa A.G. Abushagur, the first elected Libyan Prime Minister, is voted out of office by the Libyan parliament

Nobel prizeNobel Prize

2012 John B. Gurdon and Shinya Yamanaka win the 2012 Nobel Prize for Medicine for their work on reprogramming end stage cells to become pluripotent

Developmental biologist John B. Gurdon
Developmental biologist
John B. Gurdon
Physician Shinya Yamanaka
Physician
Shinya Yamanaka
  • 2013 Peter Higgs and François Englert win the 2013 Nobel Prize in Physics for their work on the origin of the mass of subatomic particles
  • 2014 Eric Betzig, Stefan Hell and William Moerner win the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for the development of super-resolved fluorescence microscopy
  • 2015 Nobel prize for Literature awarded to Belarusian journalist and author Svetlana Alexievich
  • 2016 140 people are killed in an air strike during a wake in Sanaa, Yemen
  • 2017 Wildfires ignite in Northern Californian wine country, killing at least 41 over the next week, with 20,000 evacutated
  • 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

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