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Monday February 8, 2021

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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Getsuyōbi.

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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.
  • 1601
    Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex, rebels against Queen Elizabeth I – the revolt is quickly crushed.
  • 1807
    Battle of Eylau – Napoleon defeats Russians under General Benigssen.
  • 1817
    Las Heras crosses the Andes with an army to join San Martín and liberate Chile from Spain.
  • 1910
    The Boy Scouts of America is incorporated by William D. Boyce.
  • 1963
    Travel, financial and commercial transactions by United States citizens to Cuba are made illegal by the John F. Kennedy administration.
  • 1978
    Proceedings of the United States Senate are broadcast on radio for the first time.
  • 2010
    A freak storm in the Hindukush mountains of Afghanistan triggers a series of at least 36 avalanches, burying over two miles of road, killing at least 172 people and trapping over 2,000 travellers.
  • 2035
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Wood Rabbit in Chinese astrology.

Who were born on February 8?

  • 1405
    Constantine XI Palaiologos, last Byzantine Emperor (d. 1453)
  • 1792
    Queen Caroline Augusta of Bavaria of Hungary and Bohemia (d. 1873)
  • 1878
    Martin Buber, Austrian-born Israeli philosopher (d. 1965)
  • 1903
    Aleksander Mitt, Estonian speed skater (d. 1942)
  • 1931
    James Dean, American actor (d. 1955)
  • 1941
    Nick Nolte, American actor
  • 1974
    Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, French disc jockey (Daft Punk)
  • 1980
    Cameron Muncey, Australian guitarist (Jet)
  • 1981
    Myriam Montemayor Cruz, Mexican singer
  • 1991
    Roberto Soriano, Italian footballer

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