February 9: Day of the Week
February 9, 2015 was the 40th day of the year 2015 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 325 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Monday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is lundi.
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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)
- 1775American Revolutionary War: The British Parliament declares Massachusetts in rebellion.
- 1870President Ulysses S. Grant signs a joint resolution of Congress establishing the U.S. Weather Bureau.
- 1885The first Japanese government-approved immigrants arrive in Hawaii.
- 1895William G. Morgan creates a game called Mintonette, which soon comes to be referred to as volleyball.
- 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.
- 1959The R-7 Semyorka, the first intercontinental ballistic missile, becomes operational at Plesetsk, USSR.
- 1967New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Fire Sheep in Chinese astrology.
- 1969First test flight of the Boeing 747.
- 1971The Sylmar earthquake hits the San Fernando Valley area of California.
Who were born on February 9?
- 1895Hermann Brill, German politician (d. 1959)
- 1934John Ziegler, former NHL Commissioner
- 1943Barbara Lewis, American singer and songwriter
- 1946Vince Papale, American football player
- 1972Crispin Freeman, American voice actor
- 1973Colin Egglesfield, American actor
- 1974Amber Valletta, American model
- 1983Mikel Arruabarrena, Spanish footballer
- 1986Princess Raiyah bint Al Hussein, of Jordan
- 1989Gia Farrell, American singer
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