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Interesting facts about February 8

Following is our collection of super amazing and curious facts and details explaining February 8. This list is intended for research in school, for college students or just to feed your brain with. Possible use cases are in quizzes, differences, homework facts legend, cover facts, and many more. But nevertheless learn why is February 8 so important!

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Top 10 February 8 facts that will blow your mind.

  1. Males develop forked antlers that consist of 8 to 10 points. They spread up to 4 feet. Antlers are shed each year during February. Almost immediately, new pair of antlers starts to grow.

  2. Joshua Abraham Norton (February 4, 1818–January 8, 1880) aka Emperor Norton I, a citizen of San Francisco, CA, who in 1859 proclaimed himself "Norton I, Emperor of the United States". He was treated as royalty, issued his own currency, and was payed taxes by some.

  3. When Titanic was released, it remained number 1 in the U.S. box office for 15 consecutive weeks; its highest grossing day was February 14, more than 8 weeks after its initial release

  4. There is a pillar box (mail box) still in use in Guernsey that was installed on February 8, 1853

  5. Between 30 January and 8 February 1658 during the Second Northern War, King Charles X Gustav of Sweden marched his army across 2 frozen straits dealing a crushing blow to Denmark, and led to the Treaty of Roskilde later that year, which handed Scania to Sweden.

  6. The highest temperature ever recorded in Guam was 96 °F (36 °C) on April 18, 1971 and April 1, 1990, and the lowest temperature ever recorded was 65 °F (18 °C) on February 8, 1973.

  7. The Crittenden Compromise was raised a final time at the Peace Conference of 1861, held from February 8-27 in Washington, D.C.

  8. Turn-On" was the only television show in history to be canceled before it even finished airing, not even making it past its premiere at 8:30PM on February 5, 1969.

  9. Chris Gueffroy, shot by East German border guards on 5 February 1989, was the last person to be killed by weapons trying to escape from East Berlin over the Wall. Winfried Freudenberg was the last person to die, on 8 March 1989, trying to escape over the Wall in a homemade hot air balloon.