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Sunday January 8, 2017

January 8: Day of the Week

January 8, 2017 was the 8th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 357 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 January calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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Zodiac & Birthstone

Capricorn is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Garnet is the modern birthstone for this month. Emerald is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

January 8 Historical Event(s)

  • 1499
    Louis XII of France marries Anne of Brittany.
  • 1806
    Cape Colony becomes a British colony.
  • 1835
    The United States national debt is 0 for the only time.
  • 1889
    Herman Hollerith is issued US patent #395,791 for the ‘Art of Applying Statistics’— his punched card calculator.
  • 1912
    The African National Congress is founded.
  • 1973
    Watergate scandal: The trial of seven men accused of illegal entry into Democratic Party headquarters at Watergate begins.
  • 1982
    The break up of AT&T: AT&T agrees to divest itself of twenty-two subdivisions.
  • 1989
    Beginning of Japanese Heisei period.
  • 2002
    President George W. Bush signs into law the No Child Left Behind Act.
  • 2011
    An attempted assassination of Arizona congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and subsequent shooting in Casas Adobes, Arizona at a Safeway grocery store kills 6 people and wounds 13, including Giffords.

Who were born on January 8?

  • 1817
    Sir Theophilus Shepstone, South African statesman (d. 1893)
  • 1823
    Alfred Russel Wallace, British naturalist and biologist (d. 1913)
  • 1871
    James Craig, 1st Viscount Craigavon, Irish politician (d. 1940)
  • 1902
    Carl Rogers, American psychologist (d. 1987)
  • 1909
    Nikolaos Platon, Greek archaeologist (d. 1992)
  • 1909
    Willy Millowitsch, German actor (d. 1999)
  • 1934
    Jacques Anquetil, French cyclist (d. 1987)
  • 1953
    Bruce Sutter, American baseball player
  • 1985
    Rachael Lampa, American singer
  • 2011
    Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine of Denmark, twin children of Frederik, Crown Prince of Denmark

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