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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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Doyōbi.

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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)

  • 1587
    Mary, Queen of Scots, is executed on suspicion of having been involved in the Babington Plot to murder her cousin, Queen Elizabeth I.
  • 1601
    Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex, rebels against Queen Elizabeth I – the revolt is quickly crushed.
  • 1856
    Barbu Dimitrie Ştirbei abolishes slavery in Wallachia.
  • 1865
    In the United States, Delaware voters reject the Thirteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, and vote to continue the practice of slavery. (Delaware finally ratifies the amendment on February 12, 1901.)
  • 1910
    The Boy Scouts of America is incorporated by William D. Boyce.
  • 1922
    President Warren G. Harding introduces the first radio in the White House.
  • 1946
    The first portion of the Revised Standard Version of the Bible, the first serious challenge to the popularity of the Authorized King James Version, is published.
  • 1962
    Charonne massacre. Nine trade unionists are killed by French police at the instigation of Nazi collaborator Maurice Papon, then chief of the Paris Prefecture of Police.
  • 1968
    American civil rights movement: The Orangeburg massacre: An attack on black students from South Carolina State University who are protesting racial segregation at the town’s only bowling alley, leaves three or four dead in Orangeburg, South Carolina.
  • 2035
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Wood Rabbit in Chinese astrology.

Who were born on February 8?

  • 1847
    Hugh Price Hughes, English social reformer (d. 1902)
  • 1931
    James Dean, American actor (d. 1955)
  • 1933
    Elly Ameling, Dutch soprano
  • 1942
    Bob Munden, American shooting competitor
  • 1948
    Dan Seals, American singer (d. 2009)
  • 1971
    Andrus Veerpalu, Estonian cross-country skier
  • 1977
    Yucef Merhi, Venezuelan artist
  • 1984
    Panagiotis Vasilopoulos, Greek basketball player
  • 1985
    Thomas Gardner, American basketball player
  • 1990
    Tran Thuy Dzung, Miss Vietnam 2008

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