About February 8

February 8, 2024 is the 39th day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 327 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Thursday.

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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 2 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On February 8

  • 421
    Constantius III becomes co-Emperor of the Western Roman Empire.
  • 1601
    Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex, rebels against Queen Elizabeth I – the revolt is quickly crushed.
  • 1807
    Battle of Eylau – Napoleon defeats Russians under General Benigssen.
  • 1855
    The Devil’s Footprints mysteriously appear in southern Devon.
  • 1865
    In the United States, Delaware voters reject the Thirteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, and vote to continue the practice of slavery. (Delaware finally ratifies the amendment on February 12, 1901.)
  • 1887
    The Dawes Act authorizes the President of the United States to survey Native American tribal land and divide it into individual allotments.
  • 1902
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Water Tiger in Chinese astrology.
  • 1910
    The Boy Scouts of America is incorporated by William D. Boyce.
  • 1942
    World War II: Japan invades Singapore.
  • 1946
    The first portion of the Revised Standard Version of the Bible, the first serious challenge to the popularity of the Authorized King James Version, is published.
  • 1948
    The formal creation of the Korean People’s Army of North Korea is announced.
  • 1955
    The Government of Sindh abolishes the Jagirdari system in the province. One million acres (4000 km²) of land thus acquired is to be distributed among the landless peasants.
  • 1960
    The first eight brass star plaques are installed in the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
  • 1965
    After taking evasive maneuvers to avoid a mid-air collision immediately after takeoff from John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York, Eastern Air Lines Flight 663 crashes into the Atlantic Ocean and explodes, killing everyone aboard.
  • 1969
    Allende meteorite falls near Pueblito de Allende, Chihuahua, Mexico.
  • 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.
  • 1996
    The massive Internet collaboration “24 Hours in Cyberspace” takes place.
  • 2010
    A freak storm in the Hindukush mountains of Afghanistan triggers a series of at least 36 avalanches, burying over two miles of road, killing at least 172 people and trapping over 2,000 travellers.

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