What happened this day in history January 8, 2010

What are the important events that happened on January 8, 2010? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

January 8, 2010: Facts & Myths About This Day

January 8, 2010 is the 8th day of the year 2010 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 357 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is December 26, 2009 – a Friday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 1,262,908,800 seconds has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘octagon’ day.

If a person born on this day saved a Half dollar every day starting at age 6, then by now that person has accumulated $1,559.50. (Assuming this person is still alive today.)

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.

Ox is the mythical animal and Wood is the element for this person if we consider the very old art of Chinese astrology.

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January 8, 2010 Historical Events

  • 2010
    Gunmen from an offshoot the Front for the Liberation of the Enclave of Cabinda attacked the bus carrying the Togo national football team on its way to the 2010 Africa Cup of Nations, killing three.

Who died on January 8, 2010?

  • 2010
    Monica Maughan, Australian actor (b. 1933)
  • 2010
    Tony Halme, Finnish boxer and politician (b. 1963)

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