About February 9

February 9, 2021 is the 40th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 325 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

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Aquarius is the sun 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.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 3 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On February 9

  • 474
    Zeno crowned as co-emperor of the Byzantine Empire.
  • 1555
    Bishop of Gloucester John Hooper is burned at the stake.
  • 1775
    American Revolutionary War: The British Parliament declares Massachusetts in rebellion.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1904
    Russo–Japanese War: Battle of Port Arthur concludes.
  • 1934
    The Balkan Entente is formed.
  • 1942
    World War II: Top United States military leaders hold their first formal meeting to discuss American military strategy in the war.
  • 1942
    Year-round Daylight saving time is re-instated in the United States as a wartime measure to help conserve energy resources.
  • 1943
    World War II: Allied authorities declare Guadalcanal secure after Imperial Japan evacuates its remaining forces from the island, ending the Battle of Guadalcanal.
  • 1945
    World War II: A force of Allied aircraft unsuccessfully attacked a German destroyer in Førdefjorden, Norway.
  • 1969
    First test flight of the Boeing 747.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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