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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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kayōbi.

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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.
  • 1788
    The Habsburg Empire joins the Russo-Turkish War in the Russian camp.
  • 1849
    New Roman Republic established
  • 1861
    American Civil War: Jefferson Davis is elected the Provisional President of the Confederate States of America by the Confederate convention at Montgomery, Alabama.
  • 1889
    President Grover Cleveland signs a bill elevating the United States Department of Agriculture to a Cabinet-level agency.
  • 1934
    The Balkan Entente is formed.
  • 1943
    World War II: Allied authorities declare Guadalcanal secure after Imperial Japan evacuates its remaining forces from the island, ending the Battle of Guadalcanal.
  • 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
    The Sylmar earthquake hits the San Fernando Valley area of California.

Who were born on February 9?

  • 1763
    Ludwig I, Grand Duke of Baden (d. 1830)
  • 1919
    John Abramovic, American basketball player (d. 2000)
  • 1928
    Rinus Michels, Dutch football coach (d. 2005)
  • 1932
    Tatsuro Hirooka, Japanese baseball player
  • 1946
    Eamon Duffy, Irish academic, Cambridge University
  • 1960
    Holly Johnson, British singer (Frankie Goes to Hollywood)
  • 1972
    Norbert Rózsa, Hungarian swimmer
  • 1974
    John Wallace, American basketball player
  • 1976
    Charlie Day, American actor
  • 1985
    David Gallagher, American actor

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