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Tuesday January 8, 2019

January 8: Day of the Week

January 8, 2019 was the 8th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 357 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Tuesday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kayōbi.

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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)

  • 307
    Jin Huidi, Chinese Emperor of the Jin Dynasty, is poisoned and succeeded by his son Jin Huaidi.
  • 1499
    Louis XII of France marries Anne of Brittany.
  • 1780
    An earthquake of estimated magnitude 7.7 hits the city of Tabriz, Iran, killing about 80,000 people and causing major damage.
  • 1790
    George Washington delivers the first State of the Union address in New York, New York.
  • 1863
    American Civil War: Second Battle of Springfield
  • 1912
    The African National Congress is founded.
  • 1962
    The Harmelen train disaster killed 93 people in the Netherlands.
  • 1973
    Soviet space mission Luna 21 is launched.
  • 2002
    President George W. Bush signs into law the No Child Left Behind Act.
  • 2011
    An attempted assassination of Arizona congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and subsequent shooting in Casas Adobes, Arizona at a Safeway grocery store kills 6 people and wounds 13, including Giffords.

Who were born on January 8?

  • 1735
    John Carroll, American Roman Catholic archbishop (d. 1815)
  • 1821
    James Longstreet, American Confederate general and diplomat; and former United States Minister to the Ottoman Empire (d. 1904)
  • 1823
    Alfred Russel Wallace, British naturalist and biologist (d. 1913)
  • 1909
    Evelyn Wood, American educator (d. 1995)
  • 1912
    José Ferrer, Puerto Rican actor (d. 1992)
  • 1951
    Kenny Anthony, Saint Lucian politician
  • 1955
    Mike Reno, Canadian musician
  • 1978
    Boris Avrukh, Israeli chess grandmaster
  • 1982
    John Utaka, Nigerian footballer
  • 1986
    Jessica Parker Kennedy, Canadian actress

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