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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 French then this day of the week in French is vendredi.

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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)

  • 1887
    The Dawes Act authorizes the President of the United States to survey Native American tribal land and divide it into individual allotments.
  • 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.
  • 1949
    Cardinal Mindszenty of Hungary is sentenced for treason.
  • 1952
    Elizabeth II is proclaimed Queen of the United Kingdom.
  • 1960
    The first eight brass star plaques are installed in the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
  • 1971
    South Vietnamese ground troops launch an incursion into Laos to try to cut off the Ho Chi Minh trail and stop communist infiltration.
  • 1996
    The U.S. Congress passes the Communications Decency Act.
  • 2001
    Disney California Adventure Park opens to the public as part of the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California.
  • 2016
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Fire Monkey in Chinese astrology.

Who were born on February 8?

  • 1819
    John Ruskin, English author (d. 1900)
  • 1884
    Reginald Baker, Australian athlete and actor (d. 1953)
  • 1888
    Dame Edith Evans, British actress (d. 1976)
  • 1939
    Ken Iman, American football player (d. 2010)
  • 1942
    Bob Munden, American shooting competitor
  • 1948
    Dan Seals, American singer (d. 2009)
  • 1959
    Damir Maričić, Croatian footballer
  • 1961
    Vince Neil, American singer (Mötley Crüe)
  • 1965
    Dicky Cheung, Hong Kong actor and singer
  • 1973
    Keith McDonald, American baseball player

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