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Tuesday February 9, 2016

February 9: Day of the Week

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

  • 474
    Zeno crowned as co-emperor of the Byzantine Empire.
  • 1555
    Bishop of Gloucester John Hooper is burned at the stake.
  • 1889
    President Grover Cleveland signs a bill elevating the United States Department of Agriculture to a Cabinet-level agency.
  • 1895
    William G. Morgan creates a game called Mintonette, which soon comes to be referred to as volleyball.
  • 1904
    Russo–Japanese War: Battle of Port Arthur concludes.
  • 1934
    The Balkan Entente is formed.
  • 1945
    World War II: A force of Allied aircraft unsuccessfully attacked a German destroyer in Førdefjorden, Norway.
  • 1967
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Fire Sheep in Chinese astrology.
  • 1971
    Satchel Paige becomes the first Negro League player to be voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.
  • 1971
    The Sylmar earthquake hits the San Fernando Valley area of California.

Who were born on February 9?

  • 1645
    Johann Aegidius Bach, German violist (d. 1716)
  • 1893
    Georgios Athanasiadis-Novas, Greek lawyer, politician and Prime Minister (d. 1987)
  • 1930
    Garner Ted Armstrong, American evangelist (d. 2003)
  • 1945
    Gérard Lenorman, French singer
  • 1946
    Jim Webb, American politician, senior senator of Virginia
  • 1950
    Richard F. Colburn, American politician
  • 1962
    Anik Bissonnette, French-Canadian ballet dancer (Les Grands Ballets Canadiens)
  • 1979
    Irina Slutskaya, Russian figure skater
  • 1984
    Maurice Ager, American basketball player
  • 1989
    Wu Chia-ching, Taiwanese pool player

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