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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)

  • 1601
    Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex, rebels against Queen Elizabeth I – the revolt is quickly crushed.
  • 1865
    In the United States, Delaware voters reject the Thirteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, and vote to continue the practice of slavery. (Delaware finally ratifies the amendment on February 12, 1901.)
  • 1879
    Sandford Fleming first proposes adoption of Universal Standard Time at a meeting of the Royal Canadian Institute.
  • 1904
    Battle of Port Arthur: A surprise torpedo attack by the Japanese at Port Arthur, China starts the Russo-Japanese War.
  • 1946
    The first portion of the Revised Standard Version of the Bible, the first serious challenge to the popularity of the Authorized King James Version, is published.
  • 1959
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Earth Pig in Chinese astrology.
  • 1963
    The regime of Prime Minister of Iraq, Brigadier General Abdul-Karim Qassem is overthrown by the Ba'ath Party.
  • 1971
    South Vietnamese ground troops launch an incursion into Laos to try to cut off the Ho Chi Minh trail and stop communist infiltration.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Who were born on February 8?

  • 1890
    Claro M. Recto, Filipino nationalist (d. 1960)
  • 1914
    Bill Finger, American comic book writer (d. 1974)
  • 1922
    Audrey Meadows, American actress (d. 1996)
  • 1932
    Cliff Allison, British racing driver (d. 2005)
  • 1932
    Jean Saunders née Jean Innes, English writer
  • 1940
    Ted Koppel, American journalist
  • 1956
    Marques Johnson, American basketball player
  • 1966
    Hristo Stoichkov, Bulgarian footballer
  • 1971
    Mika Karppinen, Finnish drummer (HIM)
  • 1977
    Mathieu Turcotte, Canadian short-track speed skater

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