January 8 holidays in 2020

Holiday name Holiday location Holiday type
Christmas Day, day 2 (Orthodox) Montenegro National Holiday, Orthodox
Orthodox Christmas Day holiday Moldova National Holiday, Orthodox
Coptic Christmas Sudan Public Holiday
Christmas Day holiday Ukraine National Holiday, Orthodox
New Year Holiday Week Russia National Holiday
National Argyle Day - Weird
National Bubble Bath Day - Weird
National English Toffee Day - Weird
National JoyGerm Day - Weird
National Winter Skin Relief Day - Weird
Earth's Rotation Day - Unofficial

Historical Events on January 8

  • 1790: The first State of the Union Address given to the public is delivered from U.S. President George Washington in New York.
  • 1806: Cape Colony is officially made a colony of Great Britain.
  • 1811: Slave leader Charles Deslondes attempts to start slave revolts in St. Charles and St. James. However, it turns out to be unsuccessful.
  • 1815: At the Battle of New Orleans during the War of 1812, An American military force is led by Andrew Jackson against British forces.
  • 1835: For the only time in U.S history, the national debt of the United States is zero.
  • 1863: The Second Battle of Springfield begins during the American Civil War.
  • 1867: In Washington D.C., the U.S Capital, African-American men receive the right to vote.
  • 1877: Warriors led by the Oglala Lakota leader Crazy Horse rally for their last battle against the U.S Cavalry. The battle takes place at Wolf Mountain in the Montana Territory.
  • 1889: A United States patent is issued to Herman Hollerith for his punched card calculator.
  • 1904: The Blackstone Library receives its dedication on this day; This would be the beginning of the Chicago Public Library System.
  • 1940: During World War II, Britain begins rationing food.
  • 1945: The Philippine Commonwealth Army attack Japanese Army forces in the province of Ilocos Sur in Northern Luzon.
  • 1963: The painting “Mona Lisa” by Leonardo da Vinci is shown in the U.S for the first time at the National Gallery of Art in the city of Washington, D.C.
  • 1964: A War on Poverty is declared by U.S President Lyndon B. Johnson.

Famous Birthdays on January 8

  • American Confederate general and U.S Ambassador to Turkey, James Longstreet is born in 1821.
  • American soldier, politician and Medal of Honor Recipient, John H. Moffitt is born in 1843.
  • English author Emma Booth is born in 1860.
  • American singer and actor, Elvis Presley is born in 1935.
  • American TV game show host and producer, Bob Eubanks is born in 1938.
  • English physicist and author, Stephen Hawking is born in 1942.
  • American author and rancher, Don Bendell is born in 1947.
  • English singer-songwriter and actor, David Bowie is born in 1947.


Guy Fawkes Day


Black Friday


Boxing Day

Chinese New Year