February 8: Day of the Week
February 8, 2022 was the 39th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 326 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Tuesday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kayōbi.
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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)
- 1238The Mongols burn the Russian city of Vladimir.
- 1250Seventh Crusade: Crusaders engage Ayyubid forces in the Battle of Al Mansurah.
- 1837Richard Johnson becomes the first Vice President of the United States chosen by the United States Senate.
- 1855The Devil’s Footprints mysteriously appear in southern Devon.
- 1865In the United States, Delaware voters reject the Thirteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, and vote to continue the practice of slavery. (Delaware finally ratifies the amendment on February 12, 1901.)
- 1952Elizabeth II is proclaimed Queen of the United Kingdom.
- 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.
- 1969Allende meteorite falls near Pueblito de Allende, Chihuahua, Mexico.
- 1978Proceedings of the United States Senate are broadcast on radio 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?
- 1552Agrippa d'Aubigné, French poet and soldier (d. 1630)
- 1577Robert Burton, English cleric and writer (d. 1640)
- 1932Jean Saunders née Jean Innes, English writer
- 1955Nancy Oliver, American playwright and television writer
- 1968Claudette Pace, Maltese singer
- 1968Nasos Thanopoulos, Greek businessman
- 1977Barry Hall, Australian footballer
- 1977Yucef Merhi, Venezuelan artist
- 1979Josh Keaton, American actor and singer
- 1992Carl Jenkinson, English/Finnish footballer
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