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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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Nichiyōbi.

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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)

  • 871
    Alfred the Great leads a West Saxon army to repel an invasion by Danelaw Vikings.
  • 1780
    An earthquake of estimated magnitude 7.7 hits the city of Tabriz, Iran, killing about 80,000 people and causing major damage.
  • 1806
    Cape Colony becomes a British colony.
  • 1867
    African American men are granted the right to vote in Washington, D.C.
  • 1889
    Herman Hollerith is issued US patent #395,791 for the ‘Art of Applying Statistics’— his punched card calculator.
  • 1906
    A landslide in Haverstraw, New York, caused by the excavation of clay along the Hudson River, kills 20 people.
  • 1918
    President Woodrow Wilson announces his “Fourteen Points” for the aftermath of World War I.
  • 1940
    World War II: Britain introduces food rationing.
  • 1945
    World War II: Philippine Commonwealth troops under the Philippine Commonwealth Army units was enter the province of Ilocos Sur in Northern Luzon and attack Japanese Imperial forces.
  • 1994
    Russian cosmonaut Valeri Polyakov on Soyuz TM-18 leaves for Mir. He would stay on the space station until March 22, 1995, for a record 437 days in space.

Who were born on January 8?

  • 1830
    Hans von Bülow, German pianist and composer (d. 1894)
  • 1881
    Henrik Shipstead, American politician (d. 1960)
  • 1945
    Jeannie Lewis, Australian actress and singer
  • 1957
    David Lang, American composer
  • 1962
    Chris Marion, American musician
  • 1965
    Maria Pitillo, American actress
  • 1969
    Jeff Abercrombie, American musician
  • 1975
    Harris Jayaraj, Indian music composer
  • 1976
    Carl Pavano, American baseball player
  • 1989
    Kristján Einar, Icelandic racing driver

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