What are the important events that happened on February 9? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

February 9: Facts & Myths About This Day

February 9 is the 40th day of the year 2016 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 326 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is January 27, 2016 – a Tuesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 404,160 hours has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘tetracontagon’ day.

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Aquarius is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Amethyst is the modern birthstone for this month. Bloodstone is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 354 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 1,145 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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February 9 Historical Events

  • 1621
    Gregory XV becomes Pope, the last Pope elected by acclamation.
  • 1775
    American Revolutionary War: The British Parliament declares Massachusetts in rebellion.
  • 1904
    Russo–Japanese War: Battle of Port Arthur concludes.
  • 1913
    A group of meteors is visible across much of the eastern seaboard of North and South America, leading astronomers to conclude the source had been a small, short-lived natural satellite of the Earth.
  • 1934
    The Balkan Entente is formed.
  • 1951
    Geochang massacre: Korean War
  • 1965
    Vietnam War: The first United States combat troops are sent to South Vietnam.
  • 1971
    The Sylmar earthquake hits the San Fernando Valley area of California.
  • 1991
    Voters in Lithuania vote for independence.
  • 2005
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Wood Rooster in Chinese astrology.

Who were born on February 9?

  • 1880
    Lipót Fejér, Hungarian mathematician (d. 1959)
  • 1892
    Peggy Wood, American actress (d. 1978)
  • 1916
    Tex Hughson, American baseball player (d. 1993)
  • 1928
    Frank Frazetta, American illustrator (d. 2010)
  • 1947
    Major Harris, American singer
  • 1955
    Charles Shaughnessy, British actor
  • 1961
    Jussi Lampi, Finnish musician and actor
  • 1965
    Igor Malkov, Russian speedskater
  • 1974
    John Wallace, American basketball player
  • 1990
    Camille Winbush, American actress

Who died on February 9?

  • 1011
    Bernard I, Duke of Saxony
  • 1555
    Rowland Taylor, English pastor (executed) (b. 1510)
  • 1675
    Gerhard Douw, Dutch painter (b. 1613)
  • 1709
    François Louis, Prince of Conti, French general (b. 1664)
  • 1932
    A.K. Golam Jilani, a Bangladeshi who was a revolutionary of the Indian independence movement. (b. 1904)
  • 1973
    Max Yasgur, American farmer (Woodstock Festival) (b. 1919)
  • 1980
    Tom Macdonald, Welsh journalist and novelist (b. 1900)
  • 1984
    Yuri Andropov, Soviet politician (b. 1914)
  • 2010
    Phil Harris, American fisherman from Discovery Channel’s Deadliest Catch (b. 1956)
  • 2010
    Walter Frederick Morrison, American inventor (b. 1920)

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