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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)

  • 1575
    Universiteit Leiden is founded, and given the motto Praesidium Libertatis.
  • 1601
    Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex, rebels against Queen Elizabeth I – the revolt is quickly crushed.
  • 1807
    Battle of Eylau – Napoleon defeats Russians under General Benigssen.
  • 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.
  • 1949
    Cardinal Mindszenty of Hungary is sentenced for treason.
  • 1963
    The regime of Prime Minister of Iraq, Brigadier General Abdul-Karim Qassem is overthrown by the Ba'ath Party.
  • 1989
    An Independent Air Boeing 707 crashes into Santa Maria mountain in the Azores, killing 144.
  • 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.
  • 2035
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Wood Rabbit in Chinese astrology.

Who were born on February 8?

  • 1886
    Charles Ruggles, American actor (d. 1970)
  • 1931
    James Dean, American actor (d. 1955)
  • 1939
    José Maria Sison, Filipino communist
  • 1968
    Claudette Pace, Maltese singer
  • 1974
    Kimbo Slice, American mixed martial artist
  • 1977
    Mathieu Turcotte, Canadian short-track speed skater
  • 1984
    Panagiotis Vasilopoulos, Greek basketball player
  • 1985
    Ben Anderson, New Zealand basketball player
  • 1985
    Thomas Gardner, American basketball player
  • 1987
    Carolina Kostner, Italian figure skater

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