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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.

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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)

  • 421
    Constantius III becomes co-Emperor of the Western Roman Empire.
  • 1238
    The Mongols burn the Russian city of Vladimir.
  • 1587
    Mary, Queen of Scots, is executed on suspicion of having been involved in the Babington Plot to murder her cousin, Queen Elizabeth I.
  • 1879
    Sandford Fleming first proposes adoption of Universal Standard Time at a meeting of the Royal Canadian Institute.
  • 1921
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Rooster in Chinese astrology.
  • 1949
    Cardinal Mindszenty of Hungary is sentenced for treason.
  • 1955
    The Government of Sindh abolishes the Jagirdari system in the province. One million acres (4000 km²) of land thus acquired is to be distributed among the landless peasants.
  • 1969
    Allende meteorite falls near Pueblito de Allende, Chihuahua, Mexico.
  • 1971
    South Vietnamese ground troops launch an incursion into Laos to try to cut off the Ho Chi Minh trail and stop communist infiltration.
  • 1981
    Twenty-one association football spectators are trampled to death at Karaiskakis Stadium in Neo Faliro, Greece, after a football match between Olympiacos F.C. and AEK Athens FC.

Who were born on February 8?

  • 1586
    Jacob Praetorius, German composer (d. 1651)
  • 1792
    Queen Caroline Augusta of Bavaria of Hungary and Bohemia (d. 1873)
  • 1850
    Kate Chopin, American author (d. 1904)
  • 1890
    Claro M. Recto, Filipino nationalist (d. 1960)
  • 1893
    Ba Maw, Burmese politician (d. 1977)
  • 1932
    Jean Saunders née Jean Innes, English writer
  • 1937
    Manfred Krug, German actor
  • 1971
    Mika Karppinen, Finnish drummer (HIM)
  • 1985
    Thomas Gardner, American basketball player
  • 1987
    Carolina Kostner, Italian figure skater

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