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.
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)
- 1238The Mongols burn the Russian city of Vladimir.
- 1817Las Heras crosses the Andes with an army to join San Martín and liberate Chile from Spain.
- 1946The 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.
- 1963The regime of Prime Minister of Iraq, Brigadier General Abdul-Karim Qassem is overthrown by the Ba'ath Party.
- 1963Travel, financial and commercial transactions by United States citizens to Cuba are made illegal by the John F. Kennedy administration.
- 1971The NASDAQ stock market index opens for the first time.
- 1974Military coup in Upper Volta.
- 1979Denis Sassou-Nguesso becomes the President of the Republic of the Congo for the first time.
- 2010A 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.
- 2016New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Fire Monkey in Chinese astrology.
Who were born on February 8?
- 1291King Afonso IV of Portugal (d. 1357)
- 1552Agrippa d'Aubigné, French poet and soldier (d. 1630)
- 1792Queen Caroline Augusta of Bavaria of Hungary and Bohemia (d. 1873)
- 1886Charles Ruggles, American actor (d. 1970)
- 1926Neal Cassady, American writer (d. 1968)
- 1932Jean Saunders née Jean Innes, English writer
- 1968Claudette Pace, Maltese singer
- 1970Alonzo Mourning, American basketball player
- 1972Paul Wight, American professional wrestler
- 1980Ralf Little, English actor and comedian
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