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Friday February 8, 2019

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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is viernes.

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

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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)

  • 1250
    Seventh Crusade: Crusaders engage Ayyubid forces in the Battle of Al Mansurah.
  • 1587
    Mary, Queen of Scots, is executed on suspicion of having been involved in the Babington Plot to murder her cousin, Queen Elizabeth I.
  • 1726
    The Supreme Privy Council is established in Russia.
  • 1904
    Battle of Port Arthur: A surprise torpedo attack by the Japanese at Port Arthur, China starts the Russo-Japanese War.
  • 1922
    President Warren G. Harding introduces the first radio in the White House.
  • 1924
    Capital punishment: The first state execution in the United States by gas chamber takes place in Nevada.
  • 1959
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Earth Pig in Chinese astrology.
  • 1963
    The regime of Prime Minister of Iraq, Brigadier General Abdul-Karim Qassem is overthrown by the Ba'ath Party.
  • 1974
    After 84 days in space, the crew of Skylab 4, the last crew to visit American space station Skylab, returns to Earth.
  • 1983
    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.

Who were born on February 8?

  • 1405
    Constantine XI Palaiologos, last Byzantine Emperor (d. 1453)
  • 1822
    Maxime Du Camp, French photographer and journalist (d. 1894)
  • 1932
    Jean Saunders née Jean Innes, English writer
  • 1933
    Elly Ameling, Dutch soprano
  • 1966
    Ulrich Hesse-Lichtenberger, German author
  • 1971
    Andre El Haddad, Lebannon football referee
  • 1976
    Abi Titmuss, English glamour model
  • 1989
    Courtney Vandersloot, American basketball player
  • 1990
    Bethany Hamilton, American surfer and shark attack survivor
  • 1994
    Nikki Yanofsky, Canadian artist and singer

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