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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)

  • 1693
    The College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia is granted a charter by King William III and Queen Mary II.
  • 1855
    The Devil’s Footprints mysteriously appear in southern Devon.
  • 1915
    D.W. Griffith’s controversial film The Birth of a Nation premieres in Los Angeles.
  • 1922
    President Warren G. Harding introduces the first radio in the White House.
  • 1924
    Capital punishment: The first state execution in the United States by gas chamber takes place in Nevada.
  • 1945
    World War II: The United Kingdom and Canada commence Operation Veritable to occupy the west bank of the Rhine.
  • 1960
    The first eight brass star plaques are installed in the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
  • 1969
    Allende meteorite falls near Pueblito de Allende, Chihuahua, Mexico.
  • 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.
  • 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?

  • 1880
    Franz Marc, German painter (d. 1916)
  • 1903
    Greta Keller, Austrian-born cabaret singer and actress (d. 1977)
  • 1930
    James Deetz, American anthropologist (d. 2000)
  • 1941
    Nick Nolte, American actor
  • 1963
    Mohammad Azharuddin, Indian cricketer
  • 1970
    Alonzo Mourning, American basketball player
  • 1981
    Myriam Montemayor Cruz, Mexican singer
  • 1983
    Jermaine Anderson, Canadian basketball player
  • 1987
    Carolina Kostner, Italian figure skater
  • 1989
    JaJuan Johnson, American basketball player

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