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Wednesday February 8, 2017

February 8: Day of the Week

February 8, 2017 was the 39th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 326 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Wednesday.

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is miércoles.

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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)

  • 1726
    The Supreme Privy Council is established in Russia.
  • 1902
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Water Tiger in Chinese astrology.
  • 1915
    D.W. Griffith’s controversial film The Birth of a Nation premieres in Los Angeles.
  • 1942
    World War II: Japan invades Singapore.
  • 1971
    The NASDAQ stock market index opens for the first time.
  • 1974
    After 84 days in space, the crew of Skylab 4, the last crew to visit American space station Skylab, returns to Earth.
  • 1974
    Military coup in Upper Volta.
  • 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.
  • 1989
    An Independent Air Boeing 707 crashes into Santa Maria mountain in the Azores, killing 144.
  • 1993
    General Motors sues NBC after Dateline NBC allegedly rigs two crashes intended to demonstrate that some GM pickups can easily catch fire if hit in certain places. NBC settles the lawsuit the next day.

Who were born on February 8?

  • 412
    Proclus, Greek philosopher (d. 485)
  • 1649
    Gabriel Daniel, French Jesuit historian (d. 1728)
  • 1850
    Kate Chopin, American author (d. 1904)
  • 1883
    Joseph Schumpeter, Austrian economist (d. 1950)
  • 1922
    Audrey Meadows, American actress (d. 1996)
  • 1940
    Ted Koppel, American journalist
  • 1948
    Lynda Lyon Block, American convicted murderer (d. 2002)
  • 1969
    Shiva Rose, American actress
  • 1981
    Myriam Montemayor Cruz, Mexican singer
  • 1983
    Jermaine Anderson, Canadian basketball player

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