February 8: Day of the Week
February 8, 2019 was the 39th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 326 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Friday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kin'yōbi.
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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)
- 1250Seventh Crusade: Crusaders engage Ayyubid forces in the Battle of Al Mansurah.
- 1601Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex, rebels against Queen Elizabeth I – the revolt is quickly crushed.
- 1726The Supreme Privy Council is established in Russia.
- 1924Capital punishment: The first state execution in the United States by gas chamber takes place in Nevada.
- 1945World War II: The United Kingdom and Canada commence Operation Veritable to occupy the west bank of the Rhine.
- 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.
- 1963The regime of Prime Minister of Iraq, Brigadier General Abdul-Karim Qassem is overthrown by the Ba'ath Party.
- 1969Allende meteorite falls near Pueblito de Allende, Chihuahua, Mexico.
- 1978Proceedings of the United States Senate are broadcast on radio for the first time.
- 2035New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Wood Rabbit in Chinese astrology.
Who were born on February 8?
- 1405Constantine XI Palaiologos, last Byzantine Emperor (d. 1453)
- 1552Agrippa d'Aubigné, French poet and soldier (d. 1630)
- 1926Neal Cassady, American writer (d. 1968)
- 1932John Williams, American composer and conductor
- 1949Brooke Adams, American actress
- 1950Cristina Ferrare, American former supermodel and actress
- 1965Dicky Cheung, Hong Kong actor and singer
- 1969Mary McCormack, American actress
- 1970Alonzo Mourning, American basketball player
- 1994Nikki Yanofsky, Canadian artist and singer
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