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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.

February 9 Historical Event(s)

  • 1895
    William G. Morgan creates a game called Mintonette, which soon comes to be referred to as volleyball.
  • 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.
  • 1920
    Under the terms of the Spitsbergen Treaty, international diplomacy recognizes Norwegian sovereignty over Arctic archipelago Svalbard, and designates it as demilitarized.
  • 1922
    Brazil becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty.
  • 1942
    Year-round Daylight saving time is re-instated in the United States as a wartime measure to help conserve energy resources.
  • 1945
    World War II: The Battle of the Atlantic – HMS Venturer sinks U-864 off the coast of Fedje, Norway, in a rare instance of submarine-to-submarine combat.
  • 1959
    The R-7 Semyorka, the first intercontinental ballistic missile, becomes operational at Plesetsk, USSR.
  • 1965
    Vietnam War: The first United States combat troops are sent to South Vietnam.
  • 1967
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Fire Sheep in Chinese astrology.
  • 1975
    The Soyuz 17 Soviet spacecraft returns to Earth.

Who were born on February 9?

  • 1839
    Silas Adams, American lawyer and politician (d. 1896)
  • 1871
    Howard Taylor Ricketts, American bacteriologist. (d. 1910)
  • 1922
    Jim Laker, English cricketer (d. 1986)
  • 1939
    Janet Suzman, South African actress
  • 1943
    Jonny Nilsson, Swedish speedskater
  • 1945
    Mia Farrow, American actress
  • 1960
    Peggy Whitson, NASA astronaut
  • 1968
    Derek Strong, American basketball player
  • 1974
    Amber Valletta, American model
  • 1989
    Wu Chia-ching, Taiwanese pool player

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