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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)

  • 1835
    The United States national debt is 0 for the only time.
  • 1877
    Crazy Horse and his warriors fight their last battle against the United States Cavalry at Wolf Mountain, Montana Territory.
  • 1918
    President Woodrow Wilson announces his “Fourteen Points” for the aftermath of World War I.
  • 1963
    Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa is exhibited in the United States for the first time, at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.
  • 1964
    President Lyndon B. Johnson declares a “War on Poverty” in the United States.
  • 1979
    The tanker Betelgeuse explodes in Bantry Bay, Ireland.
  • 1981
    A local farmer reports a UFO sighting in Trans-en-Provence, France, claimed to be “perhaps the most completely and carefully documented sighting of all time”.
  • 1996
    An Antonov 32 cargo turboprop powered plane crashes into the central market in Kinshasa, Zaire killing more than 350 people.
  • 2004
    The RMS Queen Mary 2, the largest passenger ship ever built, is christened by her namesake’s granddaughter, Queen Elizabeth II.
  • 2010
    Gunmen from an offshoot the Front for the Liberation of the Enclave of Cabinda attacked the bus carrying the Togo national football team on its way to the 2010 Africa Cup of Nations, killing three.

Who were born on January 8?

  • 1867
    Emily Greene Balch, American writer and pacifist, Nobel Peace Prize laureate (d. 1961)
  • 1891
    Walther Bothe, German physicist, Nobel Prize in Physics laureate (d. 1957)
  • 1908
    William Hartnell, British actor (d. 1975)
  • 1926
    Soupy Sales, American comedian (d. 2009)
  • 1934
    Jacques Anquetil, French cyclist (d. 1987)
  • 1953
    Bruce Sutter, American baseball player
  • 1968
    Keith Mullings, American boxer
  • 1976
    Carl Pavano, American baseball player
  • 1977
    Melanie Seeger, German race walker
  • 1982
    John Utaka, Nigerian footballer

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