February 8: Day of the Week
February 8, 2017 was the 39th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 326 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Wednesday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Suiyōbi.
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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)
- 1238The Mongols burn the Russian city of Vladimir.
- 1250Seventh Crusade: Crusaders engage Ayyubid forces in the Battle of Al Mansurah.
- 1807Battle of Eylau – Napoleon defeats Russians under General Benigssen.
- 1856Barbu Dimitrie Ştirbei abolishes slavery in Wallachia.
- 1879The England cricket team led by Lord Harris is attacked during a riot during a match in Sydney.
- 1960The first eight brass star plaques are installed in the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
- 1971The NASDAQ stock market index opens for the first time.
- 1981Twenty-one association football spectators are trampled to death at Karaiskakis Stadium in Neo Faliro, Greece, after a football match between Olympiacos F.C. and AEK Athens FC.
- 2001Disney California Adventure Park opens to the public as part of the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California.
- 2016New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Fire Monkey in Chinese astrology.
Who were born on February 8?
- 1586Jacob Praetorius, German composer (d. 1651)
- 1807Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins, English sculptor and naturalist (d. 1889)
- 1884Reginald Baker, Australian athlete and actor (d. 1953)
- 1953Roger Clavet, Québécois politician
- 1964Trinny Woodall, British fashion guru
- 1969Shiva Rose, American actress
- 1970Alonzo Mourning, American basketball player
- 1974Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, French disc jockey (Daft Punk)
- 1976Abi Titmuss, English glamour model
- 1989JaJuan Johnson, American basketball player
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