On This Day

What Happened on January 8, 2021

Historical Events


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Japan's Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga declares a state of emergency for Tokyo and surrounding areas after COVID-19 cases surge to their highest level

Prime Minister of Japan Yoshihide Suga
Prime Minister of Japan
Yoshihide Suga
  • Storm Filomena hits Spain with 50cm (20 inches) of snow falling on Madrid, resulting in four deaths and leaving thousands stranded

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Twitter bans US President Donald Trump permanently "due to the risk of further incitement of violence"

45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump

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US Speaker Nancy Pelosi demands President Donald Trump's resignation or he will face impeachment, while also calling for vice-president Mike Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove him

US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi
US Speaker of the House
Nancy Pelosi
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump
48th Vice President of the United States Mike Pence
48th Vice President of the United States
Mike Pence

Famous Deaths

  • Shirley Wilson, American football coach (Elon University 1967-76; Duke University 1979-82; 88–61–3), dies at 95
2021 Highlights

About January 8, 2021

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 19 days
Leap Year: No

Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Capricorn