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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is lunes.
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Here’s the February calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
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)
- 421Constantius III becomes co-Emperor of the Western Roman Empire.
- 1238The Mongols burn the Russian city of Vladimir.
- 1587Mary, Queen of Scots, is executed on suspicion of having been involved in the Babington Plot to murder her cousin, Queen Elizabeth I.
- 1879Sandford Fleming first proposes adoption of Universal Standard Time at a meeting of the Royal Canadian Institute.
- 1921New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Rooster in Chinese astrology.
- 1949Cardinal Mindszenty of Hungary is sentenced for treason.
- 1955The 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.
- 1969Allende meteorite falls near Pueblito de Allende, Chihuahua, Mexico.
- 1971South Vietnamese ground troops launch an incursion into Laos to try to cut off the Ho Chi Minh trail and stop communist infiltration.
- 1981Twenty-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?
- 1586Jacob Praetorius, German composer (d. 1651)
- 1792Queen Caroline Augusta of Bavaria of Hungary and Bohemia (d. 1873)
- 1850Kate Chopin, American author (d. 1904)
- 1890Claro M. Recto, Filipino nationalist (d. 1960)
- 1893Ba Maw, Burmese politician (d. 1977)
- 1932Jean Saunders née Jean Innes, English writer
- 1937Manfred Krug, German actor
- 1971Mika Karppinen, Finnish drummer (HIM)
- 1985Thomas Gardner, American basketball player
- 1987Carolina Kostner, Italian figure skater
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