About February 9

February 9, 2022 is the 40th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 325 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

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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 347 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On February 9

  • 1555
    Bishop of Gloucester John Hooper is burned at the stake.
  • 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
  • 1870
    President Ulysses S. Grant signs a joint resolution of Congress establishing the U.S. Weather Bureau.
  • 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.
  • 1920
    Under the terms of the Spitsbergen Treaty, international diplomacy recognizes Norwegian sovereignty over Arctic archipelago Svalbard, and designates it as demilitarized.
  • 1934
    The Balkan Entente is formed.
  • 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: 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.
  • 1959
    The R-7 Semyorka, the first intercontinental ballistic missile, becomes operational at Plesetsk, USSR.
  • 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
    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.
  • 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.
  • 2001
    The American submarine USS Greeneville accidentally strikes and sinks the Ehime-Maru, a Japanese training vessel operated by the Uwajima Fishery High School.

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