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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.
  • 1788
    The Habsburg Empire joins the Russo-Turkish War in the Russian camp.
  • 1889
    President Grover Cleveland signs a bill elevating the United States Department of Agriculture to a Cabinet-level agency.
  • 1895
    William G. Morgan creates a game called Mintonette, which soon comes to be referred to as volleyball.
  • 1945
    World War II: A force of Allied aircraft unsuccessfully attacked a German destroyer in Førdefjorden, Norway.
  • 1965
    Vietnam War: The first United States combat troops are sent to South Vietnam.
  • 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.
  • 1991
    Voters in Lithuania vote for independence.
  • 1995
    Space Shuttle astronauts Bernard A. Harris, Jr. and Michael Foale become the first African American and first Briton, respectively, to perform spacewalks.

Who were born on February 9?

  • 1533
    Shimazu Yoshihisa, Japanese samurai (d. 1611)
  • 1781
    Johann Baptist von Spix, German scientist (d. 1826)
  • 1846
    Whitaker Wright, English mining tycoon (d. 1904)
  • 1893
    Georgios Athanasiadis-Novas, Greek lawyer, politician and Prime Minister (d. 1987)
  • 1916
    Tex Hughson, American baseball player (d. 1993)
  • 1929
    Clement Meadmore, Australian-born sculptor (d. 2005)
  • 1937
    Tomislav Gotovac, Croatian movie director, actor, performer, multimedia and conceptual artist (d. 2010.)
  • 1947
    Carla Del Ponte, Swiss UN prosecutor
  • 1960
    Holly Johnson, British singer (Frankie Goes to Hollywood)
  • 1985
    David Gallagher, American actor

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