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Thursday February 9, 2017

February 9: Day of the Week

February 9, 2017 was the 40th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 325 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Thursday.

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

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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.

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February 9 Historical Event(s)

  • 474
    Zeno crowned as co-emperor of the Byzantine Empire.
  • 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.
  • 1895
    William G. Morgan creates a game called Mintonette, which soon comes to be referred to as volleyball.
  • 1900
    The Davis Cup competition is established.
  • 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.
  • 1967
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Fire Sheep in Chinese astrology.
  • 1971
    The Sylmar earthquake hits the San Fernando Valley area of California.
  • 1975
    The Soyuz 17 Soviet spacecraft returns to Earth.
  • 1991
    Voters in Lithuania vote for independence.
  • 1995
    Space Shuttle astronauts Bernard A. Harris, Jr. and Michael Foale become the first African American and first Briton, respectively, to perform spacewalks.

Who were born on February 9?

  • 1895
    Hermann Brill, German politician (d. 1959)
  • 1911
    William Darby, American World War II Army officer (d. 1945)
  • 1928
    Roger Mudd, American journalist
  • 1931
    Josef Masopust, Czech footballer
  • 1945
    Gérard Lenorman, French singer
  • 1968
    Alejandra Guzmán, Mexican singer
  • 1970
    Glenn McGrath, Australian cricketer
  • 1972
    Crispin Freeman, American voice actor
  • 1975
    Viktor Chistiakov, Russian-born Australian athlete
  • 1990
    Camille Winbush, American actress

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