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Monday January 8, 2018

January 8: Day of the Week

January 8, 2018 was the 8th day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 357 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Monday.

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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)

  • 871
    Alfred the Great leads a West Saxon army to repel an invasion by Danelaw Vikings.
  • 1790
    George Washington delivers the first State of the Union address in New York, New York.
  • 1867
    African American men are granted the right to vote in Washington, D.C.
  • 1904
    The Blackstone Library is dedicated, marking the beginning of the Chicago Public Library system.
  • 1918
    President Woodrow Wilson announces his “Fourteen Points” for the aftermath of World War I.
  • 1964
    President Lyndon B. Johnson declares a “War on Poverty” in the United States.
  • 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”.
  • 1994
    Russian cosmonaut Valeri Polyakov on Soyuz TM-18 leaves for Mir. He would stay on the space station until March 22, 1995, for a record 437 days in space.
  • 2002
    President George W. Bush signs into law the No Child Left Behind Act.

Who were born on January 8?

  • 1821
    W.H.L. Wallace, American Union general (d. 1862)
  • 1924
    Ron Moody, English actor
  • 1926
    Soupy Sales, American comedian (d. 2009)
  • 1938
    Yevgeny Nesterenko, Russian bass-baritone
  • 1952
    Vladimir Feltsman, Russian-American pianist
  • 1955
    Mike Reno, Canadian musician
  • 1979
    Seol Ki-Hyeon, South Korean footballer
  • 1982
    Gaby Hoffmann, American actress
  • 1983
    Chris Mordetzky, American wrestler
  • 1988
    Michael Mancienne, English footballer

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