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Friday February 8, 2019

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.

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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)

  • 421
    Constantius III becomes co-Emperor of the Western Roman Empire.
  • 1601
    Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex, rebels against Queen Elizabeth I – the revolt is quickly crushed.
  • 1837
    Richard Johnson becomes the first Vice President of the United States chosen by the United States Senate.
  • 1856
    Barbu Dimitrie Ştirbei abolishes slavery in Wallachia.
  • 1879
    Sandford Fleming first proposes adoption of Universal Standard Time at a meeting of the Royal Canadian Institute.
  • 1921
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Rooster in Chinese astrology.
  • 1960
    The first eight brass star plaques are installed in the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
  • 1965
    After 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.
  • 1974
    Military coup in Upper Volta.
  • 1978
    Proceedings of the United States Senate are broadcast on radio for the first time.

Who were born on February 8?

  • 1798
    Grand Duke Michael Pavlovich of Russia, Russian Grand Duke (d. 1849)
  • 1819
    John Ruskin, English author (d. 1900)
  • 1890
    Claro M. Recto, Filipino nationalist (d. 1960)
  • 1922
    Audrey Meadows, American actress (d. 1996)
  • 1926
    Neal Cassady, American writer (d. 1968)
  • 1933
    Jack Larson, American actor
  • 1941
    Nick Nolte, American actor
  • 1969
    Shiva Rose, American actress
  • 1989
    JaJuan Johnson, American basketball player
  • 1992
    Carl Jenkinson, English/Finnish footballer

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