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Wednesday January 8, 2020

January 8: Day of the Week

January 8, 2020 was the 8th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 358 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Wednesday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mercredi.

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

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Zodiac & Birthstone

Capricorn is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Garnet is the modern birthstone for this month. Emerald is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

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January 8 Historical Event(s)

  • 1790
    George Washington delivers the first State of the Union address in New York, New York.
  • 1811
    An unsuccessful slave revolt is led by Charles Deslondes in St. Charles and St. James, Louisiana.
  • 1867
    African American men are granted the right to vote in Washington, D.C.
  • 1877
    Crazy Horse and his warriors fight their last battle against the United States Cavalry at Wolf Mountain, Montana Territory.
  • 1945
    World War II: Philippine Commonwealth troops under the Philippine Commonwealth Army units was enter the province of Ilocos Sur in Northern Luzon and attack Japanese Imperial forces.
  • 1956
    Operation Auca: Five U.S. missionaries are killed by the Huaorani of Ecuador shortly after making contact with them.
  • 1961
    In France a referendum supports Charles de Gaulle’s policies in Algeria.
  • 1971
    Bowing to international pressure, President of Pakistan Zulfikar Ali Bhutto releases Bengali leader Sheikh Mujibur Rahman from prison, who had been arrested after declaring the independence of Bangladesh.
  • 1973
    Watergate scandal: The trial of seven men accused of illegal entry into Democratic Party headquarters at Watergate begins.
  • 1981
    A local farmer reports a UFO sighting in Trans-en-Provence, France, claimed to be “perhaps the most completely and carefully documented sighting of all time”.

Who were born on January 8?

  • 1788
    Archduke Rudolph of Austria (d. 1831)
  • 1824
    Francisco González Bocanegra, Mexican poet (d. 1861)
  • 1933
    Jean-Marie Straub, French film director
  • 1937
    Dame Shirley Bassey, Welsh singer
  • 1951
    John McTiernan, American film director
  • 1973
    Henning Solberg, Norwegian rally driver
  • 1973
    Jason Stevens, Australian rugby league footballer
  • 1974
    Maria Matsouka, Greek politician
  • 1977
    Lee Yoo-jin, Korean actress
  • 1982
    John Utaka, Nigerian footballer

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