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Events of February 8th:

February 8th is the 39th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 326 days remaining until the end of the year (327 days in leap years).

On this page, we have placed information about February 8th, including famous people born on, historical events that occurred on, holidays and observances that fall on, and astrological connections of, this day.
Famous People born on February 8th:

1819 John Ruskin (author)

1820 William Sherman (US General)

1828 Jules Verne (author)

Jules Verne

1834 Dmitri Mendeleev (chemist, inventor - creator of the first periodic table of elements)

1920 Lana Turner (actress)

1925 Jack Lemmon (actor)

Jack Lemmon

1931 James Dean (actor)

1932 John Williams (composer, conductor, pianist)

1941 Nick Nolte (actor)

Nick Nolte

1941 Jagjit Singh (singer-songwriter)

1955 John Grisham (author)

1961 Vince Neil (musician - Mötley Crüe)

1964 Trinny Woodall (fashion designer, author)

1968 Gary Coleman (actor)

1976 Abi Titmuss (model)

1983 Jim Verraros (singer)

February 8th in History:

1587 Mary Queen of Scots is executed.

Mary Queen of Scots

1820 US Congress passes the Missouri Compromise.

1885 First Japanese immigrants arrive in Hawaii.

1904 The Great Baltimore Fire in Baltimore, Maryland, is extinguished after burning for 30 hours and destroying 70 city blocks.

1910 Boy Scouts of America is incorporated.

1950 The Stasi (East German secret police) established.

1952 Queen Elizabeth II proclaimed Queen of the United Kingdom.

Queen Elizabeth II

1960 First 8 star plaques are installed on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

1960 Queen Elizabeth II issues an Order-in-Council stating that her descendants will take the name of Mountbatten-Windsor..

Queen Elizabeth II

1996 US Congress passes the Communications Decency Act.

February 8th is also:

Feast of Saint Jerome Emiliani (Catholicism)

Preseren Day (Slovenia)

Nirvana Day (Buddhism)


People born on February 8th are Aquarius


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