February 9: Day of the Week
February 9, 2017 is the 40th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 325 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is 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.
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)
- 1555Bishop of Gloucester John Hooper is burned at the stake.
- 1904Russo–Japanese War: Battle of Port Arthur concludes.
- 1920Under the terms of the Spitsbergen Treaty, international diplomacy recognizes Norwegian sovereignty over Arctic archipelago Svalbard, and designates it as demilitarized.
- 1922Brazil becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty.
- 1934The Balkan Entente is formed.
- 1942Year-round Daylight saving time is re-instated in the United States as a wartime measure to help conserve energy resources.
- 1950Second Red Scare: Senator Joseph McCarthy accuses the United States Department of State of being filled with Communists.
- 1967New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Fire Sheep in Chinese astrology.
- 1971Apollo program: Apollo 14 returns to Earth after the third manned moon landing.
- 1973Biju Patnaik of the Pragati Legislature Party is elected leader of the opposition in the state assembly in Orissa, India.
Who were born on February 9?
- 1871Howard Taylor Ricketts, American bacteriologist. (d. 1910)
- 1910Jacques Monod, French biochemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1976)
- 1922Kathryn Grayson, American actress (d. 2010)
- 1923Brendan Behan, Irish author (d. 1964)
- 1945Gérard Lenorman, French singer
- 1953Ciarán Hinds, Northern Irish actor
- 1954Christopher Gardner, American entrepreneur
- 1972Jason Winston George, American actor
- 1975Clinton Grybas, Australian football commentator (d. 2008)
- 1981John Walker Lindh, American Taliban fighter
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