February 8: Day of the Week
February 8, 2019 was the 39th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 326 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Friday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kin'yōbi.
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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)
- 421Constantius III becomes co-Emperor of the Western Roman Empire.
- 1238The Mongols burn the Russian city of Vladimir.
- 1887The Dawes Act authorizes the President of the United States to survey Native American tribal land and divide it into individual allotments.
- 1910The Boy Scouts of America is incorporated by William D. Boyce.
- 1971South Vietnamese ground troops launch an incursion into Laos to try to cut off the Ho Chi Minh trail and stop communist infiltration.
- 1974After 84 days in space, the crew of Skylab 4, the last crew to visit American space station Skylab, returns to Earth.
- 1974Military coup in Upper Volta.
- 1978Proceedings of the United States Senate are broadcast on radio for the first time.
- 1983The 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.
- 2016New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Fire Monkey in Chinese astrology.
Who were born on February 8?
- 1685Charles-Jean-François Hénault, French historian (d. 1770)
- 1720Emperor Sakuramachi of Japan (d. 1750)
- 1828Jules Verne, French author (d. 1905)
- 1955Nancy Oliver, American playwright and television writer
- 1964Trinny Woodall, British fashion guru
- 1974Seth Green, American actor
- 1976Adam Piatt, American baseball player
- 1981Myriam Montemayor Cruz, Mexican singer
- 1983Cory Jane, New Zealand rugby player
- 1994Nikki Yanofsky, Canadian artist and singer
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