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King Henry VI of England was 8 months old when he took the throne.

 

The number of days of the Passover celebration making the deliverance of the Jews from slavery in Egypt (for Orthodox and Conservative groups). For Reform group: 7 days. A holiday begins at sundown on the evening before the holiday date.

 

The number of the U.S. states that the Oregon Trail connected: Missouri, Kansas, Iowa, Nebraska, Wyoming, Idaho, Oregon (ending at Oregon City) and Washington (Fort Vancouver). It is the longest of the overland routes (roughly 2,170 miles) used (between 1841 and 1867) in the westward expansion of the U.S.

 

The number of days of the Hanukkah celebration. A holiday begins at sundown on the evening before the holiday date.

 

The number of the U.S. Presidents who were born in the state of Virginia: George Washington (1st), Thomas Jefferson (3rd), James Madison (4th), James Monroe (5th), William Henry Harrison (9th), John Tyler (10th), Zachary Taylor (12th) and Woodrow Wilson (28th).

 

South Carolina was the 8th state to ratify the U.S. Constitution to join the Union, on 23 May 1788.

 

The 8th U.S. President: Martin Van Buren (Democrat, New York, 1837-1841).

 

7 & 8

The 7th U.S. President: Andrew Jackson (Democrat, North Carolina, 1829-1837).

His Vice Presidents were:  John Caldwell Calhoun (South Carolina, 1829-1832), the 7th U.S. Vice President and Martin Van Buren (New York, 1833-1837), the 8th U.S. Vice President.

 

8 & 9

The 8th U.S. President: Martin Van Buren (Democrat, New York, 1837-1841).

His Vice President, Richard Mentor Johnson (Kentucky), was the 9th U.S. Vice President.