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Sunday February 8, 2015

February 8: Day of the Week

February 8, 2015 was the 39th day of the year 2015 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 326 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Sunday.

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

February 2015

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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)

  • 1693
    The College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia is granted a charter by King William III and Queen Mary II.
  • 1910
    The Boy Scouts of America is incorporated by William D. Boyce.
  • 1942
    World War II: Japan invades Singapore.
  • 1962
    Charonne massacre. Nine trade unionists are killed by French police at the instigation of Nazi collaborator Maurice Papon, then chief of the Paris Prefecture of Police.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 2001
    Disney California Adventure Park opens to the public as part of the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California.
  • 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.
  • 2035
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Wood Rabbit in Chinese astrology.

Who were born on February 8?

  • 1552
    Agrippa d'Aubigné, French poet and soldier (d. 1630)
  • 1700
    Daniel Bernoulli, Dutch-born mathematician (d. 1782)
  • 1850
    Kate Chopin, American author (d. 1904)
  • 1893
    Ba Maw, Burmese politician (d. 1977)
  • 1900
    Ivan Ivanov-Vano Soviet animator and Russian animation director (d. 1987)
  • 1948
    Dan Seals, American singer (d. 2009)
  • 1958
    Sherri Martel, American professional wrestler (d. 2007)
  • 1960
    Stuart Hamm, American bassist (Joe Satriani, Steve Vai)
  • 1989
    Zac Guildford, New Zealand rugby player
  • 1991
    Roberto Soriano, Italian footballer

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