About February 8

February 8, 2020 is the 39th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 327 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Saturday.

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Aquarius is the sun sign of a person born on this day. Amethyst is the modern birthstone for this month. Bloodstone is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 370 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On February 8

  • 1250
    Seventh Crusade: Crusaders engage Ayyubid forces in the Battle of Al Mansurah.
  • 1837
    Richard Johnson becomes the first Vice President of the United States chosen by the United States Senate.
  • 1855
    The Devil’s Footprints mysteriously appear in southern Devon.
  • 1887
    The Dawes Act authorizes the President of the United States to survey Native American tribal land and divide it into individual allotments.
  • 1910
    The Boy Scouts of America is incorporated by William D. Boyce.
  • 1922
    President Warren G. Harding introduces the first radio in the White House.
  • 1924
    Capital punishment: The first state execution in the United States by gas chamber takes place in Nevada.
  • 1940
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Dragon in Chinese astrology.
  • 1942
    World War II: Japan invades Singapore.
  • 1945
    World War II: The United Kingdom and Canada commence Operation Veritable to occupy the west bank of the Rhine.
  • 1949
    Cardinal Mindszenty of Hungary is sentenced for treason.
  • 1960
    The first eight brass star plaques are installed in the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
  • 1971
    South Vietnamese ground troops launch an incursion into Laos to try to cut off the Ho Chi Minh trail and stop communist infiltration.
  • 1971
    The NASDAQ stock market index opens for the first time.
  • 1974
    After 84 days in space, the crew of Skylab 4, the last crew to visit American space station Skylab, returns to Earth.
  • 1978
    Proceedings of the United States Senate are broadcast on radio for the first time.
  • 1979
    Denis Sassou-Nguesso becomes the President of the Republic of the Congo for the first time.
  • 1983
    The Melbourne dust storm hits Australia’s second largest city. The result of the worst drought on record and a day of severe weather conditions, a 320 m deep dust cloud envelops the city, turning day to night.
  • 1993
    General Motors sues NBC after Dateline NBC allegedly rigs two crashes intended to demonstrate that some GM pickups can easily catch fire if hit in certain places. NBC settles the lawsuit the next day.
  • 2001
    Disney California Adventure Park opens to the public as part of the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California.

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