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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 French then this day of the week in French is mardi.

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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)

  • 1815
    War of 1812: Battle of New Orleans – Andrew Jackson leads American forces in victory over the British.
  • 1863
    American Civil War: Second Battle of Springfield
  • 1867
    African American men are granted the right to vote in Washington, D.C.
  • 1877
    Crazy Horse and his warriors fight their last battle against the United States Cavalry at Wolf Mountain, Montana Territory.
  • 1906
    A landslide in Haverstraw, New York, caused by the excavation of clay along the Hudson River, kills 20 people.
  • 1973
    Watergate scandal: The trial of seven men accused of illegal entry into Democratic Party headquarters at Watergate begins.
  • 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.
  • 1979
    The tanker Betelgeuse explodes in Bantry Bay, Ireland.
  • 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”.
  • 2003
    Turkish Airlines Flight 634 crashes near Diyarbakır Airport, Turkey, killing the entire crew and 70 of 75 passengers.

Who were born on January 8?

  • 1735
    John Carroll, American Roman Catholic archbishop (d. 1815)
  • 1763
    Edmond Charles Genêt, French diplomat (d. 1834)
  • 1823
    Alfred Russel Wallace, British naturalist and biologist (d. 1913)
  • 1865
    Winnaretta Singer, Princesse Edmond de Polignac, an American patron of French music, and of the arts, sciences, and letters (d. 1943)
  • 1881
    Henrik Shipstead, American politician (d. 1960)
  • 1888
    Richard Courant, German-American mathematician (d. 1972)
  • 1923
    Johnny Wardle, English cricketer (d. 1985)
  • 1943
    Charles Murray, American author and pundit
  • 1981
    Carmen Schäfer, Swiss curler
  • 1986
    Jessica Parker Kennedy, Canadian actress

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