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February 9th

February 9th is the 40th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 325 days remaining until the end of the year (326 days in leap years).

On this page, we have placed information about February 9th, including famous people born on, historical events that occurred on, holidays and observances that fall on, and astrological connections of, this day.
Famous People born on February 9th

1737 Thomas Paine (author, philosopher)

1773 William Henry Harrison (9th US President)

William H. Harrison

1800 Hyrum Smith (Mormon religious leader)

1909 Dean Rusk (US Secretary of State 1961-1969)

1909 Carmen Miranda (singer, dancer, actress)

1914 Gypsy Rose Lee (actress, dancer)

1926 Garret FitzGerald (Taoiseach of Ireland 1981-1982, 1982-1987)

1939 Janet Suzman (South African politician)

1942 Carole King (singer, composer)

1943 Joe Pesci (actor)

1945 Mia Farrow (actress)

Mia Farrow

1957 Gordon Strachan (soccer player and manager)

Gordon Strachan

1958 Cyrille Regis (soccer player)

1958 Sandy Lyle (golf player)

1960 Holly Johnson (singer - Frankie Goes to Hollywood)

1981 John Walker Lindh (American Taliban fighter)

February 9th in History

1778 Rhode Island is the 4th state to ratify the Articles of Confederation.

1825 John Quincy Adams chosen as US President by the House of Representatives after no candidate receives a majority of electoral votes.

John Quincy Adams

1870 US President Ulysses S. Grant signs a joint resolution of Congress establishing the US Weather Bureau.

Ulysses S. Grant

1895 William G. Morgan creates volleyball (initially known as "Mintonette").

1900 Davis Cup (tennis) established, initially as a challenge between teams from Britain and the United States.

1920 Svalbard is recognised by international treaty as being under Norwegian sovereignty.

1942 Daylight Savings Time introduced in the United States.

1959 The world's first intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), the R-7 Semyorka becomes operational.

1964 The Beatles appear on The Ed Sullivan Show.

1965 First US combat troops sent to Vietnam

1969 Boeing 747 makes its first test flight.

Boeing 747

1971 Satchel Paige becomes the first Negro League player to be voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

1991 Lithuanian voters vote for independence.

1996 The chemical element Copernicium is discovered.

1996 The Provisional IRA declares an end to its 18-month ceasefire, and explodes a bomb in Canary Wharf, London.

February 9th is also

Saint Maroon's Day (Lebanon)


People born on February 9th are Aquarius


Aquarius Information: Aquarius Links:

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