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Tuesday February 9, 2016

February 9: Day of the Week

February 9, 2016 was the 40th day of the year 2016 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 326 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Tuesday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mardi.

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Here’s the February calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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Zodiac & Birthstone

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.

February 9 Historical Event(s)

  • 474
    Zeno crowned as co-emperor of the Byzantine Empire.
  • 1788
    The Habsburg Empire joins the Russo-Turkish War in the Russian camp.
  • 1885
    The first Japanese government-approved immigrants arrive in Hawaii.
  • 1889
    President Grover Cleveland signs a bill elevating the United States Department of Agriculture to a Cabinet-level agency.
  • 1934
    The Balkan Entente is formed.
  • 1942
    World War II: Top United States military leaders hold their first formal meeting to discuss American military strategy in the war.
  • 1943
    World War II: Allied authorities declare Guadalcanal secure after Imperial Japan evacuates its remaining forces from the island, ending the Battle of Guadalcanal.
  • 1964
    The Beatles make their first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show, performing before a “record-busting” audience of 73 million viewers.
  • 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?

  • 1902
    Gertrud Scholtz-Klink, German women’s leader (d. 1999)
  • 1940
    J. M. Coetzee, South African author, Nobel laureate
  • 1944
    Alice Walker, American writer
  • 1954
    Kevin Warwick, cyborg scientist
  • 1957
    Gordon Strachan, Scottish football player and manager
  • 1958
    Cyrille Regis, English former footballer
  • 1968
    Alejandra Guzmán, Mexican singer
  • 1969
    Tom Scharpling, American radio-host
  • 1975
    Viktor Chistiakov, Russian-born Australian athlete
  • 1987
    Davide Lanzafame, Italian footballer

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