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Sunday February 9, 2020

February 9: Day of the Week

February 9, 2020 was the 40th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 326 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Sunday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Nichiyōbi.

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

February 2020
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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.
  • 1825
    After no presidential candidate receives a majority of electoral votes in the election of 1824, the United States House of Representatives elects John Quincy Adams President of the United States.
  • 1849
    New Roman Republic established
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1967
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Fire Sheep in Chinese astrology.
  • 1971
    Apollo program: Apollo 14 returns to Earth after the third manned moon landing.
  • 1971
    Satchel Paige becomes the first Negro League player to be voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.
  • 1975
    The Soyuz 17 Soviet spacecraft returns to Earth.

Who were born on February 9?

  • 1814
    Samuel Jones Tilden, 28th Governor of New York (d. 1886)
  • 1897
    Charles Kingsford Smith, Australian pilot (d. 1935)
  • 1909
    Harald Genzmer, German composer (d. 2007)
  • 1914
    Ernest Tubb, American singer (d. 1984)
  • 1937
    Tomislav Gotovac, Croatian movie director, actor, performer, multimedia and conceptual artist (d. 2010.)
  • 1966
    Ellen van Langen, Dutch athlete
  • 1972
    Norbert Rózsa, Hungarian swimmer
  • 1979
    Irina Slutskaya, Russian figure skater
  • 1981
    Joël Camathias, Swiss racing driver
  • 1982
    Ami Suzuki, Japanese singer

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