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

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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)

  • 1746
    Second Jacobite Rising: Bonnie Prince Charlie occupies Stirling.
  • 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.
  • 1838
    Alfred Vail demonstrates a telegraph system using dots and dashes (this is the forerunner of Morse code).
  • 1889
    Herman Hollerith is issued US patent #395,791 for the ‘Art of Applying Statistics’— his punched card calculator.
  • 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.
  • 1977
    Three bombs explode in Moscow within 37 minutes, killing seven. The bombings are attributed to an Armenian separatist group.
  • 2005
    The nuclear sub USS San Francisco collides at full speed with an undersea mountain south of Guam. One man is killed, but the sub surfaces and is repaired.
  • 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?

  • 1556
    Uesugi Kagekatsu, Japanese samurai and warlord (d. 1623)
  • 1792
    Lowell Mason, American composer (d. 1872)
  • 1805
    John Bigler, American lawyer, politician and diplomat; 3rd Governor of California; and former United States Envoy to Chile (d. 1871)
  • 1891
    Walther Bothe, German physicist, Nobel Prize in Physics laureate (d. 1957)
  • 1909
    Nikolaos Platon, Greek archaeologist (d. 1992)
  • 1912
    José Ferrer, Puerto Rican actor (d. 1992)
  • 1923
    Johnny Wardle, English cricketer (d. 1985)
  • 1931
    Bill Graham, German-born American music promoter (d. 1991)
  • 1946
    Robby Krieger, American musician (The Doors)
  • 1982
    Emanuele Calaiò, Italian footballer

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