- February 9 is the 40th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar.
- There are 325 days remaining until the end of the year (326 in leap years).
- The preceding day is February 8
- Next day is February 10.
February 9th Deaths (Here)
February 9 Events:
474 – Zeno crowned as co-emperor of the Byzantine Empire.
1555 – Bishop of Gloucester John Hooper is burned at the stake.
1621 – Gregory XV becomes Pope, the last Pope elected by acclamation.
1775 – The British Parliament declares Massachusetts in rebellion (American Revolutionary War).
1788 – The Habsburg Empire joins the Russo-Turkish War in the Russian camp.
1825 – United States House of Representatives elects John Quincy Adams President of the United States - after no presidential candidate receives a majority of electoral votes in the election of 1824.
1849 – New Roman Republic established
1861 – American Civil War - Jefferson Davis is elected the Provisional President of the Confederate States of America by the Confederate convention at Montgomery, Alabama.
1870 – The U.S. Weather Bureau is established.
1885 – The first Japanese government-approved immigrants arrive in Hawaii.
1889 – The United States Department of Agriculture is established as a Cabinet-level agency.
1895 – William G. Morgan creates a game called Mintonette - later referred to as volleyball.
1900 – The Davis Cup tennis competition is established.
1904 – Battle of Port Arthur (Russo–Japanese War).
1920 – Spitsbergen Treaty - international diplomacy recognizes Norwegian sovereignty over Arctic archipelago Svalbard, & designates it as demilitarized.
1922 – Brazil becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty.
1934 – The Balkan Entente is formed.
1942 – Top United States military leaders hold their first formal meeting to discuss American military strategy in the war (World War II).
1943 – End of the Battle of Guadalcanal - allied authorities declare Guadalcanal secure after Imperial Japan evacuates its remaining forces from the island (World War II).
1945 – The Battle of the Atlantic – HMS Venturer sinks U-864 off the coast of Fedje, Norway (World War II).
1950 – Second Red Scare - Senator Joseph McCarthy accuses the United States Department of State of being filled with Communists.
1960 – Joanne Woodward receives the first star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
1962 – Jamaica becomes an independent nation within the Commonwealth of Nations.
1964 – The Beatles make their first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show.
1965 – The first United States combat troops are sent to South Vietnam.
1969 – First test flight of the Boeing 747.
1971 – Sylmar earthquake (6.4 on the Richter Scale) hits the San Fernando Valley area of California.
1971 – Satchel Paige becomes the first Negro League player to be voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.
1971 – Apollo 14 returns to Earth after the third manned moon landing.
1973 – Biju Patnaik of the Pragati Legislature Party is elected leader of the opposition in the state assembly in Orissa, India.
1975 – Soyuz 17 Soviet spacecraft returns to Earth.
1991 – Vote for independence in Lithuania.
1994 – Vance-Owen peace plan for Bosnia & Herzegovina is announced.
1995 – First African American & first Briton, to perform spacewalks - Space Shuttle astronauts Bernard A. Harris, Jr. & Michael Foale.
1996 – The Irish Republican Army declares the end of its 18 month ceasefire shortly followed by the explosion of a large bomb in London's Canary Wharf.
2001 – The American submarine USS Greeneville accidentally strikes & sinks the Ehime-Maru, a Japanese Uwajima Fishery High School training vessel.
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