February 8: Day of the Week
February 8, 2021 was the 39th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 326 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Monday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is lundi.
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Here’s the February calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
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)
- 421Constantius III becomes co-Emperor of the Western Roman Empire.
- 1250Seventh Crusade: Crusaders engage Ayyubid forces in the Battle of Al Mansurah.
- 1910The Boy Scouts of America is incorporated by William D. Boyce.
- 1946The first portion of the Revised Standard Version of the Bible, the first serious challenge to the popularity of the Authorized King James Version, is published.
- 1955The 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.
- 1960The first eight brass star plaques are installed in the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
- 1965After taking evasive maneuvers to avoid a mid-air collision immediately after takeoff from John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York, Eastern Air Lines Flight 663 crashes into the Atlantic Ocean and explodes, killing everyone aboard.
- 1971South Vietnamese ground troops launch an incursion into Laos to try to cut off the Ho Chi Minh trail and stop communist infiltration.
- 1971The NASDAQ stock market index opens for the first time.
- 2016New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Fire Monkey in Chinese astrology.
Who were born on February 8?
- 1819John Ruskin, English author (d. 1900)
- 1828Jules Verne, French author (d. 1905)
- 1834Dmitri Mendeleev, Russian chemist (d. 1907)
- 1894Ludwig Marcuse, German author and philosopher (d. 1971)
- 1944Roger Lloyd-Pack, English actor
- 1944Sebastião Salgado, Brazilian documentary photographer
- 1948Ron Tyson, American singer (The Temptations)
- 1955Nancy Oliver, American playwright and television writer
- 1977Barry Hall, Australian footballer
- 1990Bethany Hamilton, American surfer and shark attack survivor
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