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Monday February 8, 2016

February 8: Day of the Week

February 8, 2016 was the 39th day of the year 2016 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 327 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Monday.

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

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

February 2016

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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)

  • 1587
    Mary, Queen of Scots, is executed on suspicion of having been involved in the Babington Plot to murder her cousin, Queen Elizabeth I.
  • 1817
    Las Heras crosses the Andes with an army to join San Martín and liberate Chile from Spain.
  • 1855
    The Devil’s Footprints mysteriously appear in southern Devon.
  • 1856
    Barbu Dimitrie Ştirbei abolishes slavery in Wallachia.
  • 1922
    President Warren G. Harding introduces the first radio in the White House.
  • 1940
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Dragon in Chinese astrology.
  • 1942
    World War II: Japan invades Singapore.
  • 1969
    Allende meteorite falls near Pueblito de Allende, Chihuahua, Mexico.
  • 1983
    The Melbourne dust storm hits Australia’s second largest city. The result of the worst drought on record and a day of severe weather conditions, a 320 m deep dust cloud envelops the city, turning day to night.
  • 2010
    A freak storm in the Hindukush mountains of Afghanistan triggers a series of at least 36 avalanches, burying over two miles of road, killing at least 172 people and trapping over 2,000 travellers.

Who were born on February 8?

  • 1586
    Jacob Praetorius, German composer (d. 1651)
  • 1820
    William Tecumseh Sherman, American Union general (d. 1891)
  • 1941
    Tom Rush, American singer and songwriter
  • 1969
    Mary McCormack, American actress
  • 1971
    Andre El Haddad, Lebannon football referee
  • 1971
    Mika Karppinen, Finnish drummer (HIM)
  • 1982
    Danny Tamberelli, American actor
  • 1985
    Thomas Gardner, American basketball player
  • 1991
    Roberto Soriano, Italian footballer
  • 1992
    Carl Jenkinson, English/Finnish footballer

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