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Saturday February 8, 2020

February 8: Day of the Week

February 8, 2020 was the 39th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 327 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Saturday.

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

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Here’s the February calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

February 2020
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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)

  • 1879
    Sandford Fleming first proposes adoption of Universal Standard Time at a meeting of the Royal Canadian Institute.
  • 1879
    The England cricket team led by Lord Harris is attacked during a riot during a match in Sydney.
  • 1904
    Battle of Port Arthur: A surprise torpedo attack by the Japanese at Port Arthur, China starts the Russo-Japanese War.
  • 1915
    D.W. Griffith’s controversial film The Birth of a Nation premieres in Los Angeles.
  • 1924
    Capital punishment: The first state execution in the United States by gas chamber takes place in Nevada.
  • 1952
    Elizabeth II is proclaimed Queen of the United Kingdom.
  • 1959
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Earth Pig in Chinese astrology.
  • 1989
    An Independent Air Boeing 707 crashes into Santa Maria mountain in the Azores, killing 144.
  • 1996
    The massive Internet collaboration “24 Hours in Cyberspace” takes place.
  • 2001
    Disney California Adventure Park opens to the public as part of the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California.

Who were born on February 8?

  • 1700
    Daniel Bernoulli, Dutch-born mathematician (d. 1782)
  • 1792
    Queen Caroline Augusta of Bavaria of Hungary and Bohemia (d. 1873)
  • 1847
    Hugh Price Hughes, English social reformer (d. 1902)
  • 1893
    Ba Maw, Burmese politician (d. 1977)
  • 1906
    Chester Carlson, American physicist and inventor (d. 1968)
  • 1949
    Brooke Adams, American actress
  • 1951
    Z'EV, American text/sound artist
  • 1961
    Vince Neil, American singer (Mötley Crüe)
  • 1969
    Shiva Rose, American actress
  • 1970
    Alonzo Mourning, American basketball player

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