About February 9

February 9, 2024 is the 40th day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 326 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.

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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 is one day 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.
  • 1788
    The Habsburg Empire joins the Russo-Turkish War in the Russian camp.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1904
    Russo–Japanese War: Battle of Port Arthur concludes.
  • 1920
    Under the terms of the Spitsbergen Treaty, international diplomacy recognizes Norwegian sovereignty over Arctic archipelago Svalbard, and designates it as demilitarized.
  • 1922
    Brazil becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty.
  • 1934
    The Balkan Entente is formed.
  • 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.
  • 1951
    Geochang massacre: Korean War
  • 1967
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Fire Sheep in Chinese astrology.
  • 1969
    First test flight of the Boeing 747.
  • 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.
  • 1996
    The Provisional Irish Republican Army declares the end to its 18 month ceasefire and explodes a large bomb in London’s Canary Wharf.

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