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Friday January 8, 2021

January 8: Day of the Week

January 8, 2021 was the 8th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 357 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Friday.

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

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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)

  • 1790
    George Washington delivers the first State of the Union address in New York, New York.
  • 1877
    Crazy Horse and his warriors fight their last battle against the United States Cavalry at Wolf Mountain, Montana Territory.
  • 1889
    Herman Hollerith is issued US patent #395,791 for the ‘Art of Applying Statistics’— his punched card calculator.
  • 1918
    President Woodrow Wilson announces his “Fourteen Points” for the aftermath of World War I.
  • 1920
    The steel strike of 1919 ends in a complete failure for the Amalgamated Association of Iron, Steel and Tin Workers labor union.
  • 1940
    World War II: Britain introduces food rationing.
  • 1964
    President Lyndon B. Johnson declares a “War on Poverty” in the United States.
  • 1973
    Watergate scandal: The trial of seven men accused of illegal entry into Democratic Party headquarters at Watergate begins.
  • 1982
    The break up of AT&T: AT&T agrees to divest itself of twenty-two subdivisions.
  • 1989
    Beginning of Japanese Heisei period.

Who were born on January 8?

  • 1628
    François Henri de Montmorency-Bouteville, duc de Luxembourg, French general (d. 1695)
  • 1830
    Albert Bierstadt, German/American painter (d. 1902)
  • 1870
    Miguel Primo de Rivera, Spanish politician (d. 1930)
  • 1904
    Karl Brandt, Alsatian Nazi war criminal (d. 1948)
  • 1943
    Charles Murray, American author and pundit
  • 1952
    Mel Reynolds, former Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives from Illinois and convicted sex offender
  • 1975
    DJ Clue, American DJ and producer
  • 1977
    Melanie Seeger, German race walker
  • 1982
    Wil Francis, American singer
  • 1986
    Maria Ozawa, Japanese/French-Canadian pornstar

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