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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 French then this day of the week in French is mardi.

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

February 2021

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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.
  • 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.
  • 1895
    William G. Morgan creates a game called Mintonette, which soon comes to be referred to as volleyball.
  • 1920
    Under the terms of the Spitsbergen Treaty, international diplomacy recognizes Norwegian sovereignty over Arctic archipelago Svalbard, and designates it as demilitarized.
  • 1934
    The Balkan Entente is formed.
  • 1945
    World War II: A force of Allied aircraft unsuccessfully attacked a German destroyer in Førdefjorden, Norway.
  • 1951
    Geochang massacre: Korean War
  • 1967
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Fire Sheep in Chinese astrology.
  • 1971
    The Sylmar earthquake hits the San Fernando Valley area of California.

Who were born on February 9?

  • 1533
    Shimazu Yoshihisa, Japanese samurai (d. 1611)
  • 1865
    Mrs. Patrick Campbell, British actress (d. 1940)
  • 1874
    Amy Lowell, American poet (d. 1925)
  • 1910
    Jacques Monod, French biochemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1976)
  • 1944
    Alice Walker, American writer
  • 1947
    Joe Ely, American musician
  • 1955
    Charles Shaughnessy, British actor
  • 1969
    Tom Scharpling, American radio-host
  • 1980
    Shelly Martinez, American wrestler
  • 1981
    John Walker Lindh, American Taliban fighter

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