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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.

February 2016

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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.
  • 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.
  • 1889
    President Grover Cleveland signs a bill elevating the United States Department of Agriculture to a Cabinet-level agency.
  • 1904
    Russo–Japanese War: Battle of Port Arthur concludes.
  • 1922
    Brazil becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty.
  • 1942
    World War II: Top United States military leaders hold their first formal meeting to discuss American military strategy in the war.
  • 1967
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Fire Sheep in Chinese astrology.
  • 1991
    Voters in Lithuania vote for independence.
  • 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?

  • 1880
    Lipót Fejér, Hungarian mathematician (d. 1959)
  • 1909
    Harald Genzmer, German composer (d. 2007)
  • 1909
    Heather Angel, British actress (d. 1986)
  • 1911
    William Darby, American World War II Army officer (d. 1945)
  • 1933
    Loris Azzaro, French fashion designer (d. 2003)
  • 1940
    Brian Bennett, British musician (The Shadows)
  • 1943
    Jonny Nilsson, Swedish speedskater
  • 1967
    Todd Pratt, American baseball player
  • 1974
    Erra Fazira, Malaysian actress and beauty queen
  • 1980
    Angelos Charisteas, Greek footballer

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