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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)

  • 1775
    American Revolutionary War: The British Parliament declares Massachusetts in rebellion.
  • 1788
    The Habsburg Empire joins the Russo-Turkish War in the Russian camp.
  • 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.
  • 1934
    The Balkan Entente is formed.
  • 1942
    World War II: Top United States military leaders hold their first formal meeting to discuss American military strategy in the war.
  • 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.
  • 1975
    The Soyuz 17 Soviet spacecraft returns to Earth.
  • 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?

  • 1867
    Natsume Sōseki, Japanese novelist. (d. 1916)
  • 1871
    Howard Taylor Ricketts, American bacteriologist. (d. 1910)
  • 1885
    Alban Berg, Austrian composer (d. 1935)
  • 1895
    Hermann Brill, German politician (d. 1959)
  • 1901
    Brian Donlevy, Irish actor (d. 1972)
  • 1916
    Tex Hughson, American baseball player (d. 1993)
  • 1947
    Joe Ely, American musician
  • 1967
    Todd Pratt, American baseball player
  • 1975
    Viktor Chistiakov, Russian-born Australian athlete
  • 1987
    Davide Lanzafame, Italian footballer

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