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.
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)
- 1746Second Jacobite Rising: Bonnie Prince Charlie occupies Stirling.
- 1780An earthquake of estimated magnitude 7.7 hits the city of Tabriz, Iran, killing about 80,000 people and causing major damage.
- 1790George Washington delivers the first State of the Union address in New York, New York.
- 1877Crazy Horse and his warriors fight their last battle against the United States Cavalry at Wolf Mountain, Montana Territory.
- 1918President Woodrow Wilson announces his “Fourteen Points” for the aftermath of World War I.
- 1961In France a referendum supports Charles de Gaulle’s policies in Algeria.
- 1964President Lyndon B. Johnson declares a “War on Poverty” in the United States.
- 1979The tanker Betelgeuse explodes in Bantry Bay, Ireland.
- 1982The break up of AT&T: AT&T agrees to divest itself of twenty-two subdivisions.
- 2004The RMS Queen Mary 2, the largest passenger ship ever built, is christened by her namesake’s granddaughter, Queen Elizabeth II.
Who were born on January 8?
- 1873Elena of Montenegro, queen of Italy (d. 1956)
- 1894Saint Maximilian Kolbe, Polish martyr (d. 1941)
- 1905Giacinto Scelsi, Italian composer (d. 1988)
- 1933Charles Osgood, American journalist and commentator
- 1934Jacques Anquetil, French cyclist (d. 1987)
- 1936Robert May, Baron May of Oxford, Australian-born British scientist
- 1939Carolina Herrera, Venezuelan fashion designer
- 1942Junichiro Koizumi, Japanese politician
- 1945Kadir Topbaş, Turkish politician
- 1972Giuseppe Favalli, Italian footballer
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