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

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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)

  • 1734
    Premiere performance of George Frideric Handel’s Ariodante at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.
  • 1746
    Second Jacobite Rising: Bonnie Prince Charlie occupies Stirling.
  • 1867
    African American men are granted the right to vote in Washington, D.C.
  • 1906
    A landslide in Haverstraw, New York, caused by the excavation of clay along the Hudson River, kills 20 people.
  • 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.
  • 1962
    The Harmelen train disaster killed 93 people in the Netherlands.
  • 1979
    The tanker Betelgeuse explodes in Bantry Bay, Ireland.
  • 1982
    The break up of AT&T: AT&T agrees to divest itself of twenty-two subdivisions.
  • 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?

  • 1786
    Nicholas Biddle, American banking executive (d. 1844)
  • 1928
    Slade Gorton, American politician
  • 1936
    Robert May, Baron May of Oxford, Australian-born British scientist
  • 1957
    David Lang, American composer
  • 1959
    Duk Koo Kim, Korean boxer (d. 1982)
  • 1969
    Jeff Abercrombie, American musician
  • 1977
    Lee Yoo-jin, Korean actress
  • 1977
    Melanie Seeger, German race walker
  • 1986
    David Silva, Spanish footballer
  • 1988
    Allison Harvard, American artist and fashion model

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