Thursday February 8, 2024
A date scroll with Latin text from “The Extremes of Good and Evil” by Cicero, written in 45 BC.

February 8: Day of the Week

February 8, 2024 was the 39th day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 327 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Thursday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is jeudi.

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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.

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.
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.
1856
Barbu Dimitrie Ştirbei abolishes slavery in Wallachia.
1904
Battle of Port Arthur: A surprise torpedo attack by the Japanese at Port Arthur, China starts the Russo-Japanese War.
1971
The NASDAQ stock market index opens for the first time.
1974
Military coup in Upper Volta.
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)
1804
Richard Lemon Lander, British explorer (d. 1834)
1825
Henry Walter Bates, English naturalist and explorer (d. 1892)
1834
Dmitri Mendeleev, Russian chemist (d. 1907)
1941
Tom Rush, American singer and songwriter
1948
Dan Seals, American singer (d. 2009)
1969
Shiva Rose, American actress
1973
Keith McDonald, American baseball player
1976
Nicolas Vouilloz, French rally driver
1979
Aaron Cook, American baseball player

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