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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)

  • 1297
    François Grimaldi, disguised as monk, leads his men to capture the fortress protecting the Rock of Monaco, establishing his family as the rulers of Monaco.
  • 1734
    Premiere performance of George Frideric Handel’s Ariodante at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.
  • 1746
    Second Jacobite Rising: Bonnie Prince Charlie occupies Stirling.
  • 1790
    George Washington delivers the first State of the Union address in New York, New York.
  • 1806
    Cape Colony becomes a British colony.
  • 1889
    Herman Hollerith is issued US patent #395,791 for the ‘Art of Applying Statistics’— his punched card calculator.
  • 1904
    The Blackstone Library is dedicated, marking the beginning of the Chicago Public Library system.
  • 1918
    President Woodrow Wilson announces his “Fourteen Points” for the aftermath of World War I.
  • 1973
    Soviet space mission Luna 21 is launched.
  • 2004
    The RMS Queen Mary 2, the largest passenger ship ever built, is christened by her namesake’s granddaughter, Queen Elizabeth II.

Who were born on January 8?

  • 1836
    Lawrence Alma-Tadema, Dutch artist (d. 1912)
  • 1894
    Saint Maximilian Kolbe, Polish martyr (d. 1941)
  • 1934
    Alexandra Ripley, American writer (d. 2004)
  • 1934
    Roy Kinnear, English actor (d. 1988)
  • 1937
    Dame Shirley Bassey, Welsh singer
  • 1951
    John McTiernan, American film director
  • 1959
    Duk Koo Kim, Korean boxer (d. 1982)
  • 1981
    Jeff Francis, Canadian baseball player
  • 1982
    Gaby Hoffmann, American actress
  • 1986
    David Silva, Spanish footballer

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