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Saturday February 9, 2019

February 9: Day of the Week

February 9, 2019 was the 40th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 325 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Saturday.

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is sábado.

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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.
  • 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.
  • 1959
    The R-7 Semyorka, the first intercontinental ballistic missile, becomes operational at Plesetsk, USSR.
  • 1965
    Vietnam War: The first United States combat troops are sent to South Vietnam.
  • 1971
    Satchel Paige becomes the first Negro League player to be voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.
  • 1973
    Biju Patnaik of the Pragati Legislature Party is elected leader of the opposition in the state assembly in Orissa, India.
  • 1991
    Voters in Lithuania vote for independence.
  • 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?

  • 1756
    Karel Blažej Kopřiva, Czech composer (d. 1785)
  • 1789
    Franz Xaver Gabelsberger, German inventor of the stenography (d. 1849)
  • 1865
    Mrs. Patrick Campbell, British actress (d. 1940)
  • 1892
    Peggy Wood, American actress (d. 1978)
  • 1926
    Garret FitzGerald, 7th Taoiseach of the Republic of Ireland (d. 2011)
  • 1947
    Joe Ely, American musician
  • 1952
    Mookie Wilson, American baseball player
  • 1954
    Christopher Gardner, American entrepreneur
  • 1970
    Krister Linder, Swedish musician
  • 1985
    Rachel Melvin, American actress

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