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Thursday February 9, 2017

February 9: Day of the Week

February 9, 2017 was the 40th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 325 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Thursday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is jeudi.

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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.

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February 9 Historical Event(s)

  • 1775
    American Revolutionary War: The British Parliament declares Massachusetts in rebellion.
  • 1849
    New Roman Republic established
  • 1870
    President Ulysses S. Grant signs a joint resolution of Congress establishing the U.S. Weather Bureau.
  • 1895
    William G. Morgan creates a game called Mintonette, which soon comes to be referred to as volleyball.
  • 1922
    Brazil becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty.
  • 1943
    World War II: Allied authorities declare Guadalcanal secure after Imperial Japan evacuates its remaining forces from the island, ending the Battle of Guadalcanal.
  • 1951
    Geochang massacre: Korean War
  • 1971
    The Sylmar earthquake hits the San Fernando Valley area of California.
  • 1975
    The Soyuz 17 Soviet spacecraft returns to Earth.
  • 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?

  • 1747
    John Thomas Duckworth, Royal Navy admiral (d. 1817)
  • 1775
    Farkas Bolyai, Hungarian mathematician (d. 1856)
  • 1909
    Carmen Miranda, Brazilian actress (d. 1955)
  • 1911
    William Darby, American World War II Army officer (d. 1945)
  • 1932
    Gerhard Richter, German painter
  • 1937
    Tomislav Gotovac, Croatian movie director, actor, performer, multimedia and conceptual artist (d. 2010.)
  • 1943
    Jonny Nilsson, Swedish speedskater
  • 1945
    Gérard Lenorman, French singer
  • 1947
    Carla Del Ponte, Swiss UN prosecutor
  • 1974
    Brad Maynard, American football player

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