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Wednesday February 8, 2017

February 8: Day of the Week

February 8, 2017 was the 39th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 326 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Wednesday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Suiyōbi.

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Here’s the February calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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Zodiac & Birthstone

Aquarius is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Amethyst is the modern birthstone for this month. Bloodstone is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

February 8 Historical Event(s)

  • 1601
    Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex, rebels against Queen Elizabeth I – the revolt is quickly crushed.
  • 1726
    The Supreme Privy Council is established in Russia.
  • 1855
    The Devil’s Footprints mysteriously appear in southern Devon.
  • 1856
    Barbu Dimitrie Ştirbei abolishes slavery in Wallachia.
  • 1924
    Capital punishment: The first state execution in the United States by gas chamber takes place in Nevada.
  • 1940
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Dragon in Chinese astrology.
  • 1960
    The first eight brass star plaques are installed in the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
  • 1963
    Travel, financial and commercial transactions by United States citizens to Cuba are made illegal by the John F. Kennedy administration.
  • 1978
    Proceedings of the United States Senate are broadcast on radio for the first time.
  • 1979
    Denis Sassou-Nguesso becomes the President of the Republic of the Congo for the first time.

Who were born on February 8?

  • 1700
    Daniel Bernoulli, Dutch-born mathematician (d. 1782)
  • 1847
    Hugh Price Hughes, English social reformer (d. 1902)
  • 1866
    Moses Gomberg, Russian-born American chemist (d. 1947)
  • 1882
    Thomas Etholen Selfridge, American military officer and airplane crash victim (d. 1908)
  • 1886
    Charles Ruggles, American actor (d. 1970)
  • 1900
    Ivan Ivanov-Vano Soviet animator and Russian animation director (d. 1987)
  • 1933
    Elly Ameling, Dutch soprano
  • 1963
    Joshua Kadison, American pianist and songwriter
  • 1979
    Aaron Cook, American baseball player
  • 1981
    Myriam Montemayor Cruz, Mexican singer

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