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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 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.

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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.
  • 1601
    Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex, rebels against Queen Elizabeth I – the revolt is quickly crushed.
  • 1726
    The Supreme Privy Council is established in Russia.
  • 1924
    Capital punishment: The first state execution in the United States by gas chamber takes place in Nevada.
  • 1945
    World War II: The United Kingdom and Canada commence Operation Veritable to occupy the west bank of the Rhine.
  • 1955
    The Government of Sindh abolishes the Jagirdari system in the province. One million acres (4000 km²) of land thus acquired is to be distributed among the landless peasants.
  • 1963
    The regime of Prime Minister of Iraq, Brigadier General Abdul-Karim Qassem is overthrown by the Ba'ath Party.
  • 1969
    Allende meteorite falls near Pueblito de Allende, Chihuahua, Mexico.
  • 1978
    Proceedings of the United States Senate are broadcast on radio for the first time.
  • 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?

  • 1405
    Constantine XI Palaiologos, last Byzantine Emperor (d. 1453)
  • 1552
    Agrippa d'Aubigné, French poet and soldier (d. 1630)
  • 1926
    Neal Cassady, American writer (d. 1968)
  • 1932
    John Williams, American composer and conductor
  • 1949
    Brooke Adams, American actress
  • 1950
    Cristina Ferrare, American former supermodel and actress
  • 1965
    Dicky Cheung, Hong Kong actor and singer
  • 1969
    Mary McCormack, American actress
  • 1970
    Alonzo Mourning, American basketball player
  • 1994
    Nikki Yanofsky, Canadian artist and singer

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