February 9th Events

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February 9th, 2001 (February 09 2001)EventThe American submarine USS Greeneville accidentally strikes and sinks the Ehime-Maru, a Japanese training vessel operated by the Uwajima Fishery High School.
February 9th, 1996 (February 09 1996)EventThe Irish Republican Army declares the end of its 18 month ceasefire shortly followed by a large bomb in London s Canary Wharf.
February 9th, 1995 (February 09 1995)EventSpace Shuttle astronauts Bernard A. Harris, Jr. and Michael Foale become the first African American and first Briton, respectively, to perform spacewalks.
February 9th, 1994 (February 09 1994)EventVance-Owen peace plan for Bosnia and Herzegovina is announced.
February 9th, 1991 (February 09 1991)EventVoters in Lithuania vote for independence.
February 9th, 1986 (February 09 1986)EventComet Halley reaches perihelion, its closest approach to the sun, during its second visit to the inner solar system in the 20th century.
February 9th, 1975 (February 09 1975)EventThe Soyuz 17 Soviet spacecraft returns to Earth.
February 9th, 1973 (February 09 1973)EventBiju Patnaik of the Pragati Legislature Party elected leader of opposition in the state assembly in Orissa, India.
February 9th, 1971 (February 09 1971)EventThe 6.4 on the Richter Scale Sylmar earthquake hits the San Fernando Valley area of California.
February 9th, 1971 (February 09 1971)EventSatchel Paige becomes the first Negro League player to be voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.Satchel Paige Quotes
February 9th, 1971 (February 09 1971)EventApollo program: Apollo 14 returns to Earth after the third manned moon landing.
February 9th, 1969 (February 09 1969)EventFirst test flight of the Boeing 747.
February 9th, 1965 (February 09 1965)EventVietnam War: The first United States combat troops are sent to South Vietnam.
February 9th, 1964 (February 09 1964)EventThe Beatles make their first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show, performing before a "record-busting" audience of 73 million viewers.
February 9th, 1962 (February 09 1962)EventJamaica becomes independent nation within the Commonwealth of Nations.
February 9th, 1960 (February 09 1960)EventJoanne Woodward receives the first star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
February 9th, 1950 (February 09 1950)EventSecond Red Scare: Senator Joseph McCarthy accuses the United States State Department of being filled with Communists.Joseph McCarthy Quotes
February 9th, 1945 (February 09 1945)EventThe Battle of the Atlantic the HMS Venturer sinking U-Boat 864 off the coast of Norway.
February 9th, 1943 (February 09 1943)EventWorld War II: Allied authorities declare Guadalcanal secure after Imperial Japan evacuates its remaining forces from the island, ending the Battle of Guadalcanal.
February 9th, 1942 (February 09 1942)EventWorld War II: Top United States military leaders hold their first formal meeting to discuss American military strategy in the war.
February 9th, 1942 (February 09 1942)EventDaylight saving time goes into effect in the United States.
February 9th, 1934 (February 09 1934)EventThe Balkan Entente is formed.
February 9th, 1922 (February 09 1922)EventBrazil becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty.
February 9th, 1920 (February 09 1920)EventBy the terms of the Svalbard Treaty, international diplomacy recognizes Norwegian sovereignty over Arctic archipelago Svalbard, and designates it as demilitarized.
February 9th, 1904 (February 09 1904)EventRusso-Japanese War: Battle of Port Arthur
February 9th, 1900 (February 09 1900)EventDavis Cup competition is established.
February 9th, 1895 (February 09 1895)EventWilliam G. Morgan modifies Mintonette to volleyball.
February 9th, 1889 (February 09 1889)EventThe United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is established as a Cabinet-level agency.
February 9th, 1885 (February 09 1885)EventThe first Japanese arrive in Hawaii.
February 9th, 1870 (February 09 1870)EventThe U.S. Weather Bureau was established.
February 9th, 1861 (February 09 1861)EventAmerican Civil War: Jefferson Davis is elected the Provisional President of the Confederate States of America by the Confederate convention at Montgomery, Alabama.
February 9th, 1825 (February 09 1825)EventAfter no presidential candidate received a majority of electoral votes, the United States House of Representatives elects John Quincy Adams President of the United States.John Quincy Adams Quotes
February 9th, 1822 (February 09 1822)EventHaiti invades the newly founded Dominican Republic.
February 9th, 1788 (February 09 1788)EventThe Habsburg Empire joins the Russo-Turkish War in the Russian camp.
February 9th, 1775 (February 09 1775)EventAmerican Revolutionary War: British Parliament declares Massachusetts in rebellion.
February 9th, 1621 (February 09 1621)EventGregory XV becomes Pope, the last Pope elected by acclamation.
February 9th, 1555 (February 09 1555)EventBishop of Gloucester John Hooper is burned at the stake.
February 9th, 0474 (February 09 0474)EventZeno crowned as co-emperor of the Byzantine Empire.

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