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 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 325 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Thursday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is January 27, 2017 – a Thursday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 412,944 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 375 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 1,511 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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February 9 Historical Events

  • 474
    Zeno crowned as co-emperor of the Byzantine Empire.
  • 1788
    The Habsburg Empire joins the Russo-Turkish War in the Russian camp.
  • 1870
    President Ulysses S. Grant signs a joint resolution of Congress establishing the U.S. Weather Bureau.
  • 1889
    President Grover Cleveland signs a bill elevating the United States Department of Agriculture to a Cabinet-level agency.
  • 1920
    Under the terms of the Spitsbergen Treaty, international diplomacy recognizes Norwegian sovereignty over Arctic archipelago Svalbard, and designates it as demilitarized.
  • 1942
    Year-round Daylight saving time is re-instated in the United States as a wartime measure to help conserve energy resources.
  • 1950
    Second Red Scare: Senator Joseph McCarthy accuses the United States Department of State of being filled with Communists.
  • 1964
    The Beatles make their first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show, performing before a “record-busting” audience of 73 million viewers.
  • 1995
    Space Shuttle astronauts Bernard A. Harris, Jr. and Michael Foale become the first African American and first Briton, respectively, to perform spacewalks.
  • 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?

  • 1934
    John Ziegler, former NHL Commissioner
  • 1939
    Janet Suzman, South African actress
  • 1950
    Richard F. Colburn, American politician
  • 1954
    Christopher Gardner, American entrepreneur
  • 1960
    Peggy Whitson, NASA astronaut
  • 1965
    Igor Malkov, Russian speedskater
  • 1973
    Svetlana Boginskaya, Soviet gymnast
  • 1978
    Airton Daré, Brazilian racing driver
  • 1983
    Mikel Arruabarrena, Spanish footballer
  • 1992
    Avan Jogia, Canadian actor

Who died on February 9?

  • 1906
    Paul Laurence Dunbar, American poet (b. 1872)
  • 1930
    Richard With, Norwegian businessman, politician and captain, founder of Hurtigruten (b. 1846)
  • 1951
    Eddy Duchin, American musician (b. 1910)
  • 1973
    Vasiliki Maliaros, Greek actress (b. 1883)
  • 1976
    Percy Faith, Canadian musician (b. 1908)
  • 1977
    Sergey Ilyushin, Russian aircraft designer (b. 1894)
  • 1995
    J. William Fulbright, American politician (b. 1905)
  • 2002
    Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon (b. 1930)
  • 2006
    Sir Freddie Laker, British airline entrepreneur (b. 1922)
  • 2008
    Scot Halpin, American musician, temporary drummer for The Who (b. 1954)

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