February 9: Day of the Week
February 9, 2021 is the 40th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 325 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is 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.
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)
- 1885The first Japanese government-approved immigrants arrive in Hawaii.
- 1920Under the terms of the Spitsbergen Treaty, international diplomacy recognizes Norwegian sovereignty over Arctic archipelago Svalbard, and designates it as demilitarized.
- 1922Brazil becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty.
- 1942World War II: Top United States military leaders hold their first formal meeting to discuss American military strategy in the war.
- 1943World War II: Allied authorities declare Guadalcanal secure after Imperial Japan evacuates its remaining forces from the island, ending the Battle of Guadalcanal.
- 1950Second Red Scare: Senator Joseph McCarthy accuses the United States Department of State of being filled with Communists.
- 1971The Sylmar earthquake hits the San Fernando Valley area of California.
- 1975The Soyuz 17 Soviet spacecraft returns to Earth.
- 1995Space Shuttle astronauts Bernard A. Harris, Jr. and Michael Foale become the first African American and first Briton, respectively, to perform spacewalks.
- 2005New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Wood Rooster in Chinese astrology.
Who were born on February 9?
- 1846Wilhelm Maybach, German automotive designer (d. 1929)
- 1914Ernest Tubb, American singer (d. 1984)
- 1919John Abramovic, American basketball player (d. 2000)
- 1932Gerhard Richter, German painter
- 1935Rev. Lionel Fanthorpe, British pastor, entertainer, journalist, writer and paranormal investigator
- 1937Clete Boyer, American baseball player (d. 2007)
- 1946Vince Papale, American football player
- 1962Anik Bissonnette, French-Canadian ballet dancer (Les Grands Ballets Canadiens)
- 1975Viktor Chistiakov, Russian-born Australian athlete
- 1984Dioner Navarro, Venezuelan baseball player
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