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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.

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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)

  • 1238
    The Mongols burn the Russian city of Vladimir.
  • 1250
    Seventh Crusade: Crusaders engage Ayyubid forces in the Battle of Al Mansurah.
  • 1837
    Richard Johnson becomes the first Vice President of the United States chosen by the United States Senate.
  • 1855
    The Devil’s Footprints mysteriously appear in southern Devon.
  • 1952
    Elizabeth II is proclaimed Queen of the United Kingdom.
  • 1968
    American civil rights movement: The Orangeburg massacre: An attack on black students from South Carolina State University who are protesting racial segregation at the town’s only bowling alley, leaves three or four dead in Orangeburg, South Carolina.
  • 1974
    After 84 days in space, the crew of Skylab 4, the last crew to visit American space station Skylab, returns to Earth.
  • 1993
    General Motors sues NBC after Dateline NBC allegedly rigs two crashes intended to demonstrate that some GM pickups can easily catch fire if hit in certain places. NBC settles the lawsuit the next day.
  • 2001
    Disney California Adventure Park opens to the public as part of the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California.
  • 2016
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Fire Monkey in Chinese astrology.

Who were born on February 8?

  • 1925
    Jack Lemmon, American actor and film director (d. 2001)
  • 1933
    Elly Ameling, Dutch soprano
  • 1948
    Lynda Lyon Block, American convicted murderer (d. 2002)
  • 1970
    Alonzo Mourning, American basketball player
  • 1976
    Abi Titmuss, English glamour model
  • 1977
    Bridgette Kerkove, American actress
  • 1982
    Danny Tamberelli, American actor
  • 1982
    Sousuke Takaoka, Japanese actor
  • 1988
    Keegan Meth, Zimbabwean cricketer
  • 1989
    JaJuan Johnson, American basketball player

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