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.

February 2024

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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)

Constantius III becomes co-Emperor of the Western Roman Empire.
Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex, rebels against Queen Elizabeth I – the revolt is quickly crushed.
Battle of Eylau – Napoleon defeats Russians under General Benigssen.
Las Heras crosses the Andes with an army to join San Martín and liberate Chile from Spain.
Barbu Dimitrie Ştirbei abolishes slavery in Wallachia.
Battle of Port Arthur: A surprise torpedo attack by the Japanese at Port Arthur, China starts the Russo-Japanese War.
The NASDAQ stock market index opens for the first time.
Military coup in Upper Volta.
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.
New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Fire Monkey in Chinese astrology.

Who were born on February 8?

Charles-Jean-François Hénault, French historian (d. 1770)
Richard Lemon Lander, British explorer (d. 1834)
Henry Walter Bates, English naturalist and explorer (d. 1892)
Dmitri Mendeleev, Russian chemist (d. 1907)
Tom Rush, American singer and songwriter
Dan Seals, American singer (d. 2009)
Shiva Rose, American actress
Keith McDonald, American baseball player
Nicolas Vouilloz, French rally driver
Aaron Cook, American baseball player

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