February 8: Day of the Week
February 8, 2018 was the 39th day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 326 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Thursday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is jueves.
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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)
- 1587Mary, Queen of Scots, is executed on suspicion of having been involved in the Babington Plot to murder her cousin, Queen Elizabeth I.
- 1807Battle of Eylau – Napoleon defeats Russians under General Benigssen.
- 1837Richard Johnson becomes the first Vice President of the United States chosen by the United States Senate.
- 1942World War II: Japan invades Singapore.
- 1945World War II: The United Kingdom and Canada commence Operation Veritable to occupy the west bank of the Rhine.
- 1963The regime of Prime Minister of Iraq, Brigadier General Abdul-Karim Qassem is overthrown by the Ba'ath Party.
- 1979Denis Sassou-Nguesso becomes the President of the Republic of the Congo for the first time.
- 1993General Motors sues NBC after Dateline NBC allegedly rigs two crashes intended to demonstrate that some GM pickups can easily catch fire if hit in certain places. NBC settles the lawsuit the next day.
- 1996The massive Internet collaboration “24 Hours in Cyberspace” takes place.
- 2035New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Wood Rabbit in Chinese astrology.
Who were born on February 8?
- 1677Jacques Cassini, French astronomer (d. 1756)
- 1720Emperor Sakuramachi of Japan (d. 1750)
- 1804Richard Lemon Lander, British explorer (d. 1834)
- 1850Kate Chopin, American author (d. 1904)
- 1941Tom Rush, American singer and songwriter
- 1955Nancy Oliver, American playwright and television writer
- 1974Ulises de la Cruz, Ecuadorian footballer
- 1977Mathieu Turcotte, Canadian short-track speed skater
- 1977Yucef Merhi, Venezuelan artist
- 1988Rucha Hasabnis, Indian TV actress
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