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Wednesday January 8, 2020

January 8: Day of the Week

January 8, 2020 was the 8th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 358 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Wednesday.

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is miércoles.

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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)

  • 1297
    François Grimaldi, disguised as monk, leads his men to capture the fortress protecting the Rock of Monaco, establishing his family as the rulers of Monaco.
  • 1746
    Second Jacobite Rising: Bonnie Prince Charlie occupies Stirling.
  • 1806
    Cape Colony becomes a British colony.
  • 1838
    Alfred Vail demonstrates a telegraph system using dots and dashes (this is the forerunner of Morse code).
  • 1877
    Crazy Horse and his warriors fight their last battle against the United States Cavalry at Wolf Mountain, Montana Territory.
  • 1918
    President Woodrow Wilson announces his “Fourteen Points” for the aftermath of World War I.
  • 1945
    World War II: Philippine Commonwealth troops under the Philippine Commonwealth Army units was enter the province of Ilocos Sur in Northern Luzon and attack Japanese Imperial forces.
  • 1979
    The tanker Betelgeuse explodes in Bantry Bay, Ireland.
  • 2004
    The RMS Queen Mary 2, the largest passenger ship ever built, is christened by her namesake’s granddaughter, Queen Elizabeth II.
  • 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?

  • 1587
    Johannes Fabricius, German astronomer (d. 1616)
  • 1763
    Edmond Charles Genêt, French diplomat (d. 1834)
  • 1792
    Lowell Mason, American composer (d. 1872)
  • 1926
    Evelyn Lear, American soprano
  • 1928
    Gaston Miron, French-Canadian poet and editor (d. 1996)
  • 1941
    Boris Vallejo, Peruvian illustrator
  • 1942
    Yvette Mimieux, American actress
  • 1958
    Rey Misterio, Sr., Mexican wrestler
  • 1982
    Gaby Hoffmann, American actress
  • 1987
    Carmen Klaschka, German tennis player

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