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

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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)

  • 871
    Alfred the Great leads a West Saxon army to repel an invasion by Danelaw Vikings.
  • 1734
    Premiere performance of George Frideric Handel’s Ariodante at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.
  • 1811
    An unsuccessful slave revolt is led by Charles Deslondes in St. Charles and St. James, Louisiana.
  • 1863
    American Civil War: Second Battle of Springfield
  • 1956
    Operation Auca: Five U.S. missionaries are killed by the Huaorani of Ecuador shortly after making contact with them.
  • 1973
    Soviet space mission Luna 21 is launched.
  • 1975
    Ella T. Grasso becomes Governor of Connecticut, the first woman to serve as a Governor in the United States other than by succeeding her husband.
  • 1996
    An Antonov 32 cargo turboprop powered plane crashes into the central market in Kinshasa, Zaire killing more than 350 people.
  • 2003
    Turkish Airlines Flight 634 crashes near Diyarbakır Airport, Turkey, killing the entire crew and 70 of 75 passengers.
  • 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)
  • 1821
    James Longstreet, American Confederate general and diplomat; and former United States Minister to the Ottoman Empire (d. 1904)
  • 1915
    Walker Cooper, American baseball player (d. 1991)
  • 1942
    Valya Balkanska, Bulgarian folk singer
  • 1951
    Kenny Anthony, Saint Lucian politician
  • 1955
    Mike Reno, Canadian musician
  • 1967
    Torsten Gowitzke, German footballer
  • 1974
    Maria Matsouka, Greek politician
  • 1987
    Carmen Klaschka, German tennis player
  • 1989
    Kristján Einar, Icelandic racing driver

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