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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.
  • 1817
    Las Heras crosses the Andes with an army to join San Martín and liberate Chile from Spain.
  • 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.
  • 1963
    The regime of Prime Minister of Iraq, Brigadier General Abdul-Karim Qassem is overthrown by the Ba'ath Party.
  • 1963
    Travel, financial and commercial transactions by United States citizens to Cuba are made illegal by the John F. Kennedy administration.
  • 1971
    The NASDAQ stock market index opens for the first time.
  • 1974
    Military coup in Upper Volta.
  • 1979
    Denis Sassou-Nguesso becomes the President of the Republic of the Congo for the first time.
  • 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.
  • 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?

  • 1291
    King Afonso IV of Portugal (d. 1357)
  • 1552
    Agrippa d'Aubigné, French poet and soldier (d. 1630)
  • 1792
    Queen Caroline Augusta of Bavaria of Hungary and Bohemia (d. 1873)
  • 1886
    Charles Ruggles, American actor (d. 1970)
  • 1926
    Neal Cassady, American writer (d. 1968)
  • 1932
    Jean Saunders née Jean Innes, English writer
  • 1968
    Claudette Pace, Maltese singer
  • 1970
    Alonzo Mourning, American basketball player
  • 1972
    Paul Wight, American professional wrestler
  • 1980
    Ralf Little, English actor and comedian

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