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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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is martes.

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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)

  • 1825
    After no presidential candidate receives a majority of electoral votes in the election of 1824, the United States House of Representatives elects John Quincy Adams President of the United States.
  • 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.
  • 1922
    Brazil becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty.
  • 1943
    World War II: Allied authorities declare Guadalcanal secure after Imperial Japan evacuates its remaining forces from the island, ending the Battle of Guadalcanal.
  • 1951
    Geochang massacre: Korean War
  • 1964
    The Beatles make their first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show, performing before a “record-busting” audience of 73 million viewers.
  • 1971
    Satchel Paige becomes the first Negro League player to be voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.
  • 1991
    Voters in Lithuania vote for independence.
  • 2001
    The American submarine USS Greeneville accidentally strikes and sinks the Ehime-Maru, a Japanese training vessel operated by the Uwajima Fishery High School.
  • 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?

  • 1533
    Shimazu Yoshihisa, Japanese samurai (d. 1611)
  • 1747
    John Thomas Duckworth, Royal Navy admiral (d. 1817)
  • 1783
    Vasily Zhukovsky, Russian poet (d. 1852)
  • 1846
    Wilhelm Maybach, German automotive designer (d. 1929)
  • 1874
    Amy Lowell, American poet (d. 1925)
  • 1901
    James Murray, American actor (d. 1936)
  • 1909
    Carmen Miranda, Brazilian actress (d. 1955)
  • 1922
    Jim Laker, English cricketer (d. 1986)
  • 1934
    John Ziegler, former NHL Commissioner
  • 1961
    John Kruk, American baseball player

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