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.
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)
- 1621Gregory XV becomes Pope, the last Pope elected by acclamation.
- 1861American Civil War: Jefferson Davis is elected the Provisional President of the Confederate States of America by the Confederate convention at Montgomery, Alabama.
- 1889President Grover Cleveland signs a bill elevating the United States Department of Agriculture to a Cabinet-level agency.
- 1904Russo–Japanese War: Battle of Port Arthur concludes.
- 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.
- 1951Geochang massacre: Korean War
- 1971Apollo program: Apollo 14 returns to Earth after the third manned moon landing.
- 1971The Sylmar earthquake hits the San Fernando Valley area of California.
- 2005New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Wood Rooster in Chinese astrology.
Who were born on February 9?
- 1922Jim Laker, English cricketer (d. 1986)
- 1940Brian Bennett, British musician (The Shadows)
- 1943Jonny Nilsson, Swedish speedskater
- 1945Mia Farrow, American actress
- 1946Vince Papale, American football player
- 1952Danny White, American football player
- 1955Charles Shaughnessy, British actor
- 1975Clinton Grybas, Australian football commentator (d. 2008)
- 1981Tom Hiddleston, English actor
- 1983Mikel Arruabarrena, Spanish footballer
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