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Tuesday February 9, 2016

February 9: Day of the Week

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

  • 1775
    American Revolutionary War: The British Parliament declares Massachusetts in rebellion.
  • 1861
    American Civil War: Jefferson Davis is elected the Provisional President of the Confederate States of America by the Confederate convention at Montgomery, Alabama.
  • 1870
    President Ulysses S. Grant signs a joint resolution of Congress establishing the U.S. Weather Bureau.
  • 1904
    Russo–Japanese War: Battle of Port Arthur concludes.
  • 1967
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Fire Sheep in Chinese astrology.
  • 1969
    First test flight of the Boeing 747.
  • 1971
    Apollo program: Apollo 14 returns to Earth after the third manned moon landing.
  • 1971
    Satchel Paige becomes the first Negro League player to be voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.
  • 1973
    Biju Patnaik of the Pragati Legislature Party is elected leader of the opposition in the state assembly in Orissa, India.
  • 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?

  • 1783
    Vasily Zhukovsky, Russian poet (d. 1852)
  • 1928
    Frank Frazetta, American illustrator (d. 2010)
  • 1946
    Vince Papale, American football player
  • 1961
    John Kruk, American baseball player
  • 1963
    Brian Greene, American physicist
  • 1975
    Kurt Asle Arvesen, Norwegian cyclist
  • 1976
    Charlie Day, American actor
  • 1979
    Irina Slutskaya, Russian figure skater
  • 1985
    Rachel Melvin, American actress
  • 1986
    Princess Raiyah bint Al Hussein, of Jordan

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