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Sunday February 9, 2020

February 9: Day of the Week

February 9, 2020 was the 40th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 326 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Sunday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Nichiyōbi.

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Here’s the February calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

February 2020
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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.

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February 9 Historical Event(s)

  • 1870
    President Ulysses S. Grant signs a joint resolution of Congress establishing the U.S. Weather Bureau.
  • 1904
    Russo–Japanese War: Battle of Port Arthur concludes.
  • 1913
    A group of meteors is visible across much of the eastern seaboard of North and South America, leading astronomers to conclude the source had been a small, short-lived natural satellite of the Earth.
  • 1934
    The Balkan Entente is formed.
  • 1945
    World War II: A force of Allied aircraft unsuccessfully attacked a German destroyer in Førdefjorden, Norway.
  • 1945
    World War II: The Battle of the Atlantic – HMS Venturer sinks U-864 off the coast of Fedje, Norway, in a rare instance of submarine-to-submarine combat.
  • 1973
    Biju Patnaik of the Pragati Legislature Party is elected leader of the opposition in the state assembly in Orissa, India.
  • 1995
    Space Shuttle astronauts Bernard A. Harris, Jr. and Michael Foale become the first African American and first Briton, respectively, to perform spacewalks.
  • 2001
    The American submarine USS Greeneville accidentally strikes and sinks the Ehime-Maru, a Japanese training vessel operated by the Uwajima Fishery High School.
  • 2005
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Wood Rooster in Chinese astrology.

Who were born on February 9?

  • 1871
    Howard Taylor Ricketts, American bacteriologist. (d. 1910)
  • 1931
    Thomas Bernhard, Austrian playwright and novelist (d. 1989)
  • 1940
    Brian Bennett, British musician (The Shadows)
  • 1945
    Mia Farrow, American actress
  • 1946
    Jim Webb, American politician, senior senator of Virginia
  • 1969
    Jimmy Smith, American football player
  • 1972
    Darren Ferguson, Scottish footballer
  • 1978
    Airton Daré, Brazilian racing driver
  • 1987
    Davide Lanzafame, Italian footballer
  • 1989
    Gia Farrell, American singer

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