Example image of eyePlorer eyePlorer map for '2008': Gregorian calendar Leap year starting on Tuesday Roman numerals International Year of Planet Earth International Year of Languages International Year of the Potato International Year of Sanitation European Year of Intercultural Dialogue Cyprus Euro January 1 Malta Baghdad Zayouna January 2 Price of petroleum United States dollar Diyarbakır January 3 Turkey Boy Scout January 8 Maldives Maumoon Abdul Gayoom 2008 Macedonian Armed Forces Mil Mi-17 crash January 12 Mil Mi-17 Republic of Macedonia Skopje Coordinated Universal Time January 14 Mercury (planet) MESSENGER Space probe Exclusive Economic Zone Federal Court of Australia January 15 January 21 Late-2000s recession Recession Subprime mortgage crisis Bay of Biscay January 22 Russia Soviet Union France Russian aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov EADS CASA C-295 January 23 Mirosławiec