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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.
  • 1238
    The Mongols burn the Russian city of Vladimir.
  • 1887
    The Dawes Act authorizes the President of the United States to survey Native American tribal land and divide it into individual allotments.
  • 1910
    The Boy Scouts of America is incorporated by William D. Boyce.
  • 1971
    South Vietnamese ground troops launch an incursion into Laos to try to cut off the Ho Chi Minh trail and stop communist infiltration.
  • 1974
    After 84 days in space, the crew of Skylab 4, the last crew to visit American space station Skylab, returns to Earth.
  • 1974
    Military coup in Upper Volta.
  • 1978
    Proceedings of the United States Senate are broadcast on radio for the first time.
  • 1983
    The Melbourne dust storm hits Australia’s second largest city. The result of the worst drought on record and a day of severe weather conditions, a 320 m deep dust cloud envelops the city, turning day to night.
  • 2016
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Fire Monkey in Chinese astrology.

Who were born on February 8?

  • 1685
    Charles-Jean-François Hénault, French historian (d. 1770)
  • 1720
    Emperor Sakuramachi of Japan (d. 1750)
  • 1828
    Jules Verne, French author (d. 1905)
  • 1955
    Nancy Oliver, American playwright and television writer
  • 1964
    Trinny Woodall, British fashion guru
  • 1974
    Seth Green, American actor
  • 1976
    Adam Piatt, American baseball player
  • 1981
    Myriam Montemayor Cruz, Mexican singer
  • 1983
    Cory Jane, New Zealand rugby player
  • 1994
    Nikki Yanofsky, Canadian artist and singer

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