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Saturday January 8, 2022

January 8: Day of the Week

January 8, 2022 was the 8th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 357 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Saturday.

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

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

January 2022
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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)

  • 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.
  • 1835
    The United States national debt is 0 for the only time.
  • 1838
    Alfred Vail demonstrates a telegraph system using dots and dashes (this is the forerunner of Morse code).
  • 1877
    Crazy Horse and his warriors fight their last battle against the United States Cavalry at Wolf Mountain, Montana Territory.
  • 1940
    World War II: Britain introduces food rationing.
  • 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.
  • 1973
    Soviet space mission Luna 21 is launched.
  • 1989
    Beginning of Japanese Heisei period.
  • 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?

  • 1805
    John Bigler, American lawyer, politician and diplomat; 3rd Governor of California; and former United States Envoy to Chile (d. 1871)
  • 1821
    James Longstreet, American Confederate general and diplomat; and former United States Minister to the Ottoman Empire (d. 1904)
  • 1926
    Jani Christou, Greek composer
  • 1926
    Soupy Sales, American comedian (d. 2009)
  • 1936
    Zdeněk Mácal, Czech conductor
  • 1942
    Yvette Mimieux, American actress
  • 1952
    Vladimir Feltsman, Russian-American pianist
  • 1972
    Giuseppe Favalli, Italian footballer
  • 1976
    Josh Meyers, American actor
  • 1983
    Chris Mordetzky, American wrestler

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