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.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is domingo.
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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)
- 1693The College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia is granted a charter by King William III and Queen Mary II.
- 1910The Boy Scouts of America is incorporated by William D. Boyce.
- 1942World War II: Japan invades Singapore.
- 1962Charonne 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.
- 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.
- 1983The 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.
- 2001Disney California Adventure Park opens to the public as part of the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California.
- 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.
- 2035New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Wood Rabbit in Chinese astrology.
Who were born on February 8?
- 1552Agrippa d'Aubigné, French poet and soldier (d. 1630)
- 1700Daniel Bernoulli, Dutch-born mathematician (d. 1782)
- 1850Kate Chopin, American author (d. 1904)
- 1893Ba Maw, Burmese politician (d. 1977)
- 1900Ivan Ivanov-Vano Soviet animator and Russian animation director (d. 1987)
- 1948Dan Seals, American singer (d. 2009)
- 1958Sherri Martel, American professional wrestler (d. 2007)
- 1960Stuart Hamm, American bassist (Joe Satriani, Steve Vai)
- 1989Zac Guildford, New Zealand rugby player
- 1991Roberto Soriano, Italian footballer
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