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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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is martes.

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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)

  • 1555
    Bishop of Gloucester John Hooper is burned at the stake.
  • 1788
    The Habsburg Empire joins the Russo-Turkish War in the Russian camp.
  • 1861
    American Civil War: Jefferson Davis is elected the Provisional President of the Confederate States of America by the Confederate convention at Montgomery, Alabama.
  • 1885
    The first Japanese government-approved immigrants arrive in Hawaii.
  • 1942
    Year-round Daylight saving time is re-instated in the United States as a wartime measure to help conserve energy resources.
  • 1959
    The R-7 Semyorka, the first intercontinental ballistic missile, becomes operational at Plesetsk, USSR.
  • 1964
    The Beatles make their first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show, performing before a “record-busting” audience of 73 million viewers.
  • 1967
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Fire Sheep in Chinese astrology.
  • 1969
    First test flight of the Boeing 747.
  • 1973
    Biju Patnaik of the Pragati Legislature Party is elected leader of the opposition in the state assembly in Orissa, India.

Who were born on February 9?

  • 1937
    Tomislav Gotovac, Croatian movie director, actor, performer, multimedia and conceptual artist (d. 2010.)
  • 1946
    Jim Webb, American politician, senior senator of Virginia
  • 1954
    Mary Jo Duffy, American comic book writer and editor
  • 1960
    Holly Johnson, British singer (Frankie Goes to Hollywood)
  • 1968
    Alejandra Guzmán, Mexican singer
  • 1968
    Derek Strong, American basketball player
  • 1971
    Sharon Case, American actress
  • 1983
    Mikel Arruabarrena, Spanish footballer
  • 1984
    Han Kyung, Chinese pop artist/Korean singer Super Junior
  • 1990
    Tyson Houseman, Canadian actor

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