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Wednesday February 8, 2017

February 8: Day of the Week

February 8, 2017 was the 39th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 326 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Wednesday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Suiyōbi.

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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)

  • 1238
    The Mongols burn the Russian city of Vladimir.
  • 1250
    Seventh Crusade: Crusaders engage Ayyubid forces in the Battle of Al Mansurah.
  • 1807
    Battle of Eylau – Napoleon defeats Russians under General Benigssen.
  • 1856
    Barbu Dimitrie Ştirbei abolishes slavery in Wallachia.
  • 1879
    The England cricket team led by Lord Harris is attacked during a riot during a match in Sydney.
  • 1960
    The first eight brass star plaques are installed in the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
  • 1971
    The NASDAQ stock market index opens for the first time.
  • 1981
    Twenty-one association football spectators are trampled to death at Karaiskakis Stadium in Neo Faliro, Greece, after a football match between Olympiacos F.C. and AEK Athens FC.
  • 2001
    Disney California Adventure Park opens to the public as part of the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California.
  • 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?

  • 1586
    Jacob Praetorius, German composer (d. 1651)
  • 1807
    Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins, English sculptor and naturalist (d. 1889)
  • 1884
    Reginald Baker, Australian athlete and actor (d. 1953)
  • 1953
    Roger Clavet, Québécois politician
  • 1964
    Trinny Woodall, British fashion guru
  • 1969
    Shiva Rose, American actress
  • 1970
    Alonzo Mourning, American basketball player
  • 1974
    Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, French disc jockey (Daft Punk)
  • 1976
    Abi Titmuss, English glamour model
  • 1989
    JaJuan Johnson, American basketball player

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