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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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Doyōbi.

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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)

  • 474
    Zeno crowned as co-emperor of the Byzantine Empire.
  • 1555
    Bishop of Gloucester John Hooper is burned at the stake.
  • 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.
  • 1900
    The Davis Cup competition is established.
  • 1965
    Vietnam War: The first United States combat troops are sent to South Vietnam.
  • 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.
  • 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)
  • 1901
    Brian Donlevy, Irish actor (d. 1972)
  • 1926
    Garret FitzGerald, 7th Taoiseach of the Republic of Ireland (d. 2011)
  • 1928
    Frank Frazetta, American illustrator (d. 2010)
  • 1928
    Rinus Michels, Dutch football coach (d. 2005)
  • 1928
    Roger Mudd, American journalist
  • 1929
    Clement Meadmore, Australian-born sculptor (d. 2005)
  • 1949
    Judith Light, American actress
  • 1969
    Jimmy Smith, American football player
  • 1989
    Gia Farrell, American singer

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