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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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is miércoles.

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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)

  • 1297
    François Grimaldi, disguised as monk, leads his men to capture the fortress protecting the Rock of Monaco, establishing his family as the rulers of Monaco.
  • 1499
    Louis XII of France marries Anne of Brittany.
  • 1746
    Second Jacobite Rising: Bonnie Prince Charlie occupies Stirling.
  • 1811
    An unsuccessful slave revolt is led by Charles Deslondes in St. Charles and St. James, Louisiana.
  • 1918
    President Woodrow Wilson announces his “Fourteen Points” for the aftermath of World War I.
  • 1956
    Operation Auca: Five U.S. missionaries are killed by the Huaorani of Ecuador shortly after making contact with them.
  • 1963
    Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa is exhibited in the United States for the first time, at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.
  • 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”.
  • 1989
    Beginning of Japanese Heisei period.
  • 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.

Who were born on January 8?

  • 1823
    Alfred Russel Wallace, British naturalist and biologist (d. 1913)
  • 1862
    Frank Nelson Doubleday, American publisher (d. 1934)
  • 1897
    Dennis Wheatley, British author (d. 1977)
  • 1912
    José Ferrer, Puerto Rican actor (d. 1992)
  • 1933
    Charles Osgood, American journalist and commentator
  • 1945
    Jeannie Lewis, Australian actress and singer
  • 1967
    Torsten Gowitzke, German footballer
  • 1970
    Rachel Friend, Australian actress
  • 1972
    Sean McKeever, American writer
  • 1979
    Adrian Mutu, Romanian footballer

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