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Saturday February 8, 2020

February 8: Day of the Week

February 8, 2020 was the 39th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 327 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Saturday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is samedi.

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Here’s the February calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

February 2020
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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.

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February 8 Historical Event(s)

  • 1250
    Seventh Crusade: Crusaders engage Ayyubid forces in the Battle of Al Mansurah.
  • 1726
    The Supreme Privy Council is established in Russia.
  • 1856
    Barbu Dimitrie Ştirbei abolishes slavery in Wallachia.
  • 1915
    D.W. Griffith’s controversial film The Birth of a Nation premieres in Los Angeles.
  • 1921
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Rooster in Chinese astrology.
  • 1955
    The Government of Sindh abolishes the Jagirdari system in the province. One million acres (4000 km²) of land thus acquired is to be distributed among the landless peasants.
  • 1963
    The regime of Prime Minister of Iraq, Brigadier General Abdul-Karim Qassem is overthrown by the Ba'ath Party.
  • 1968
    American civil rights movement: The Orangeburg massacre: An attack on black students from South Carolina State University who are protesting racial segregation at the town’s only bowling alley, leaves three or four dead in Orangeburg, South Carolina.
  • 1971
    South Vietnamese ground troops launch an incursion into Laos to try to cut off the Ho Chi Minh trail and stop communist infiltration.
  • 2001
    Disney California Adventure Park opens to the public as part of the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California.

Who were born on February 8?

  • 1866
    Moses Gomberg, Russian-born American chemist (d. 1947)
  • 1890
    Claro M. Recto, Filipino nationalist (d. 1960)
  • 1893
    Ba Maw, Burmese politician (d. 1977)
  • 1936
    Larry Verne, American singer
  • 1943
    Creed Bratton, American actor and musician
  • 1958
    Sherri Martel, American professional wrestler (d. 2007)
  • 1971
    Andre El Haddad, Lebannon football referee
  • 1973
    Keith McDonald, American baseball player
  • 1977
    Mathieu Turcotte, Canadian short-track speed skater
  • 1985
    Ben Anderson, New Zealand basketball player

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