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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 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.

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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)

  • 1835
    The United States national debt is 0 for the only time.
  • 1863
    American Civil War: Second Battle of Springfield
  • 1912
    The African National Congress is founded.
  • 1956
    Operation Auca: Five U.S. missionaries are killed by the Huaorani of Ecuador shortly after making contact with them.
  • 1973
    Watergate scandal: The trial of seven men accused of illegal entry into Democratic Party headquarters at Watergate begins.
  • 1977
    Three bombs explode in Moscow within 37 minutes, killing seven. The bombings are attributed to an Armenian separatist group.
  • 1979
    The tanker Betelgeuse explodes in Bantry Bay, Ireland.
  • 2002
    President George W. Bush signs into law the No Child Left Behind Act.
  • 2003
    Turkish Airlines Flight 634 crashes near Diyarbakır Airport, Turkey, killing the entire crew and 70 of 75 passengers.
  • 2004
    The 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?

  • 1792
    Lowell Mason, American composer (d. 1872)
  • 1830
    Albert Bierstadt, German/American painter (d. 1902)
  • 1905
    Franjo Šeper, Croatian Catholic cardinal (d. 1981)
  • 1936
    Robert May, Baron May of Oxford, Australian-born British scientist
  • 1947
    Don Bendell, American author & karate master
  • 1962
    Chris Marion, American musician
  • 1977
    Lee Yoo-jin, Korean actress
  • 1979
    Stipe Pletikosa, Croatian footballer
  • 1983
    Kim Jong-un, North Korean leader (year disputed, possibly 1984)
  • 1987
    Carmen Klaschka, German tennis player

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