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Tuesday February 9, 2021

February 9: Day of the Week

February 9, 2021 was the 40th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 325 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.

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February 9 Historical Event(s)

  • 1621
    Gregory XV becomes Pope, the last Pope elected by acclamation.
  • 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.
  • 1942
    World War II: Top United States military leaders hold their first formal meeting to discuss American military strategy in the war.
  • 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.
  • 1971
    Apollo program: Apollo 14 returns to Earth after the third manned moon landing.
  • 1973
    Biju Patnaik of the Pragati Legislature Party is elected leader of the opposition in the state assembly in Orissa, India.
  • 1975
    The Soyuz 17 Soviet spacecraft returns to Earth.
  • 1995
    Space Shuttle astronauts Bernard A. Harris, Jr. and Michael Foale become the first African American and first Briton, respectively, to perform spacewalks.
  • 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?

  • 1533
    Shimazu Yoshihisa, Japanese samurai (d. 1611)
  • 1748
    Luther Martin, American patriot (d. 1826)
  • 1773
    William Henry Harrison, 9th President of the United States (d. 1841)
  • 1871
    Howard Taylor Ricketts, American bacteriologist. (d. 1910)
  • 1897
    Charles Kingsford Smith, Australian pilot (d. 1935)
  • 1909
    Harald Genzmer, German composer (d. 2007)
  • 1925
    Burkhard Heim, German physicist (d. 2001)
  • 1929
    Danny Malloy (Boxer), Scottish professional boxer and footballer
  • 1953
    Ciarán Hinds, Northern Irish actor
  • 1961
    John Kruk, American baseball player

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