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    What happened on February 9

    • February 9, 0474 Zeno crowned as co-emperor of the Byzantine Empire.

    • February 9, 1267 Synod of Breslau orders Jews of Silesia to wear special caps

    • February 9, 1499 France & Venice sign treaty against Milan

    • February 9, 1537 Pope Paul III routes Cardinal Pole to England

    • February 9, 1540 "The first recorded race meet in England (Roodee Fields, Chester)"

    • February 9, 1554 Battle at London Sir Thomas Wyatt defeated

    • February 9, 1555 Bishop of Gloucester John Hooper is burned at the stake.

    • February 9, 1574 Louis of Nassau ends siege of Maastricht

    • February 9, 1621 Alexander Ludovisi is elected Pope Gregory XV

    • February 9, 1621 "Gregory XV becomes Pope, the last Pope elected by acclamation."

    • February 9, 1667 Treaty of Andrussovo Russia/Poland signs peace treaty

    • February 9, 1674 English re-conquer New York from Netherlands

    • February 9, 1682 "Thomas Otway's ""Venice Preserved,"" premieres in London"

    • February 9, 1742 British ex-premier Walpole becomes earl of Orford

    • February 9, 1744 Battle at Toulon (French/Spanish vs English fleet of Admiral Matthews)

    • February 9, 1760 "In Louisbourg Nova Scotia, Captain John Byron 1723-1786 starts tearing down the fortifications of Louisbourg on orders from British PM William Pitt"

    • February 9, 1775 English Parliament declares Massachusetts colony is in rebellion

    • February 9, 1788 Austria declares war on Russia

    • February 9, 1788 The Habsburg Empire joins the Russo-Turkish War in the Russian camp.

    • February 9, 1799 "USS Constellation captures French frigate Insurgente off Nevis, West Indies"

    • February 9, 1801 France & Austrian sign Peace of Lunville

    • February 9, 1807 French Sanhedrin convened by Napoleon

    • February 9, 1822 American Indian Society organizes

    • February 9, 1822 Haiti invades the newly founded Dominican Republic.

    • February 9, 1825 "After no presidential candidate received a majority of electoral votes, the United States House of Representatives elects John Quincy Adams President of the United States."

    • February 9, 1825 John Quincy Adams is elected U.S. president by the House of Representatives when no candidate receives a majority of electoral votes.

    • February 9, 1849 Roman Republic declared

    • February 9, 1861 "American Civil War: Jefferson Davis is elected the Provisional President of the Confederate States of America by the Confederate convention at Montgomery, Alabama."

    • February 9, 1861 Confederate Provisional Congress declares all laws under the US Constitution were consistent with constitution of Confederate states

    • February 9, 1861 Jefferson Davis & Alexander Stephens elected president & Vice President of CSA

    • February 9, 1861 Tennessee votes against secession

    • February 9, 1863 Fire extinguisher patented by Alanson Crane

    • February 9, 1867 Nebraska becomes 37th US state

    • February 9, 1870 Grant signs the bill establishing Federal Meteorological Service

    • February 9, 1870 The U.S. Weather Bureau was established.

    • February 9, 1871 Federal fish protection office authorized by Congress

    • February 9, 1877 US weather service established

    • February 9, 1885 The first Japanese arrive in Hawaii

    • February 9, 1886 President Cleveland declares a state of emergency in Seattle because of anti-Chinese violence

    • February 9, 1891 First shipment of asparagus arrives in San Francisco from Sacramento

    • February 9, 1893 Canal builder De Lesseps & others sentenced to prison for fraud

    • February 9, 1895 Volleyball invented by W G Morgan in Massachusetts

    • February 9, 1900 Davis Cup competition is established.

    • February 9, 1900 "Dwight Davis established a new tennis trophy, the Davis Cup"

    • February 9, 1904 Battle of Port Arthur

    • February 9, 1906 Natal proclaims state of siege in Zulu uprising

    • February 9, 1909 First federal legislation prohibiting narcotics (opium)

    • February 9, 1909 The first forestry school is incorporated at Kent OH

    • February 9, 1913 "10 Day Tragedy of Mexico-City; 3,000 die"

    • February 9, 1916 Britain's military service act enforced (conscription)

    • February 9, 1918 Army chaplain school organized at Fort Monroe VA

    • February 9, 1920 "By the terms of the Svalbard Treaty, international diplomacy recognizes Norwegian sovereignty over Arctic archipelago Svalbard, and designates it as demilitarized."

    • February 9, 1920 International treaty recognizes Norwegian sovereignty over Svalbard

    • February 9, 1922 Brazil becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty.

    • February 9, 1922 Italian government of Bonomi falls

    • February 9, 1922 "Snow on Mauna Loa, Hawaii"

    • February 9, 1923 Soviet Aeroflot airlines established

    • February 9, 1924 Nakhichevan ASSR constituted within Azerbaijan SSR

    • February 9, 1925 German Minister Stresemann proposes security treaty with France

    • February 9, 1925 "Haifa Technion (Israel), opens"

    • February 9, 1926 Teaching theory of evolution forbidden in Atlanta GA schools

    • February 9, 1929 "USSR, Estonia, Latvia, Poland & Romania sign Litvinov Pact"

    • February 9, 1932 America enter Olympics 2-man bobsled competition for first time

    • February 9, 1932 US airship Columbia crashes during storm (Flushing NY)

    • February 9, 1933 "-63F (-53C), Moran WY (state record)"

    • February 9, 1934 "-14.3F (-25.8C), coldest day in New York City NY"

    • February 9, 1934 "-51F (-46C), Vanderbilt MI (state record)"

    • February 9, 1934 "Balkan Entente alliance forms (Yugoslavia, Greece, Turkey & Romania)"

    • February 9, 1934 The Balkan Entente is formed.

    • February 9, 1939 Belgian Spaak government falls

    • February 9, 1940 Joe Louis beats Arturo Godoy in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

    • February 9, 1941 "Nazi collaborators destroy pro-Jewish caf Alcazar Amsterdam (Alcazar refused to hang ""No Entry for Jews"" signs in front of cafe)"

    • February 9, 1942 Daylight saving time goes into effect in the United States.

    • February 9, 1942 "Japanese troops land near Makassar, South Celebes"

    • February 9, 1942 "On 9 February 1942, soap rationing began in Britain."

    • February 9, 1942 World War II: Top United States military leaders hold their first formal meeting to discuss American military strategy in the war.

    • February 9, 1943 FDR orders minimal 48 hour work week in war industry

    • February 9, 1943 "German riots at ""plutocratenzoontjes,"" 1,200 in Vught Camp"

    • February 9, 1943 Nazis arrest Dutch sons of rich parents

    • February 9, 1943 "The southwest Pacific island of Guadalcanal is liberated by American forces, as the U.S. defeats Japan in this epic WWII battle."

    • February 9, 1943 "World War II: Allied authorities declare Guadalcanal secure after Imperial Japan evacuates its remaining forces from the island, ending the Battle of Guadalcanal."

    • February 9, 1944 U-734/U-238 sunk off Ireland

    • February 9, 1945 Germany destroys Ruhrdammen

    • February 9, 1945 The Battle of the Atlantic the HMS Venturer sinking U-Boat 864 off the coast of Norway.

    • February 9, 1946 Dutch Labor Party (Dutch Social Democratic Party) forms

    • February 9, 1947 Bank robber Willie Sutton escapes jail in Philadelphia PA

    • February 9, 1950 Second Red Scare: Senator Joseph McCarthy accuses the United States State Department of being filled with Communists.

    • February 9, 1950 Senator Joseph McCarthy charges State Dept infested with 205 communists

    • February 9, 1951 "The Royal Commission on Transportation, the Turgeon Commission produces its report."

    • February 9, 1953 """The Adventures of Superman"" TV series premieres in syndication"

    • February 9, 1953 "General Walter Bedell Smith, USA, ends term as 4th director of CIA Allen W Dulles, becomes acting director of CIA"

    • February 9, 1954 Mario Scelba forms new government in Italy

    • February 9, 1955 Dutch 2nd Chamber accepts crematory law

    • February 9, 1955 US federations of trade unions merge into AFL/CIO

    • February 9, 1956 -5F (15C) in Sicily

    • February 9, 1956 "In Montreal Gaspe prospector Wilbert Coffin, age 41, hanged at Bordeaux prison for the murder of an American hunter"

    • February 9, 1956 R Lacoste follows Catroux as premier of Algeria

    • February 9, 1959 "Coasters's ""Charlie Brown"" peaks at #2"

    • February 9, 1960 Joanne Woodward receives the first star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

    • February 9, 1961 Joseph Ileo appointed premier of Congo

    • February 9, 1962 Jamaica signs agreement to become independent

    • February 9, 1963 "7th largest snowfall in NYC history (42.4 cm, 16.7"")"

    • February 9, 1963 First flight of Boeing 727 jet

    • February 9, 1964 "9th Winter Olympics games close at Innsbruck, Austria"

    • February 9, 1964 GI Joe character created

    • February 9, 1964 Hanumant Singh scores 105 India vs England on debut at Delhi

    • February 9, 1964 "The Beatles make their first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show, performing before a ""record-busting"" audience of 73 million viewers."

    • February 9, 1964 "The premier appearance of Beatles on ""Ed Sullivan Show"" (73.7 million viewers)"

    • February 9, 1966 Dow-Jones Index hits record 995 points

    • February 9, 1966 The NHL - National Hockey League announces it is doubling in size with a new West Division and six new teams

    • February 9, 1967 "In Colombia a 6.75 earthquake killed ninety-eight people and widespread property damage was sustained in Huila, Tolima, and Caqueta Provinces, south of Bogota"

    • February 9, 1968 Rotterdam metro opened by princess Beatrix

    • February 9, 1969 "World's largest airplane, Boeing 747, makes first commercial flight"

    • February 9, 1971 "Apollo 14, and its crew of three astronauts, returns to Earth after America's third lunar landing mission."

    • February 9, 1971 Probably first gay theme TV episode - All in the Family

    • February 9, 1971 "San Fernando, California an earthquake measuring 6.5 lasted about 60 seconds, took 65 lives, injured more than 2,000, and caused property damage estimated at $505 million"

    • February 9, 1971 Satchel Paige becomes first negro-league player elected to baseball HOF

    • February 9, 1972 British government declares state of emergency after month-long miners' strike

    • February 9, 1972 UK hist Power workers crisis

    • February 9, 1973 "Biju Patnaik of the Pragati Legislature Party elected leader of opposition in the state assembly in Orissa, India."

    • February 9, 1974 """Daddy What If"" by Bobby Bare peaks at #41"

    • February 9, 1975 The Soyuz 17 Soviet spacecraft returns to Earth.

    • February 9, 1975 USS Enterprise responded to calls for disaster relief from the island nation of Mauritius which was struck on by Typhoon Cervaise

    • February 9, 1976 In Los Angeles conductor arranger Percy Faith dies at age 67

    • February 9, 1978 Ottawa orders 11 Soviet embassy officials deported for allegedly trying to infiltrate the RCMP Security Service

    • February 9, 1978 "Ted Bundy kills Kimberly Leach, 12, Lake City FL; later executed"

    • February 9, 1978 The first satellite of the new Navy Fleet Satellite Communications System was launched. This system satisfies the need for worldwide tactical command control and communications for the entire fleet.

    • February 9, 1979 "21st Grammy Awards Just the Way You Are, Taste of Honey"

    • February 9, 1979 "ABC airs ""Heroes of Rock N Roll"" special"

    • February 9, 1979 "Beginning of James Clavell's novel ""Whirlwind"""

    • February 9, 1979 Nigeria amends constitution

    • February 9, 1981 "Bill Haley, dynamic rock 'n roll singer of Bill Haley and the Comets, dies in Harlingen, Texas, at age 55."

    • February 9, 1983 Belgium buys 44 F-16s

    • February 9, 1984 Russian leader Yuri V. Andropov dies at age 69.

    • February 9, 1985 Number one hit on UK music charts - Elaine Paige & Barbara Dickson - I Know Him So Well

    • February 9, 1986 "Halley's Comet reaches 30th perihelion (closest approach to Sun), during its second visit to the solar system in the 20th century."

    • February 9, 1986 Haydar Bakr al-Attas appointed President of South Yemen

    • February 9, 1987 Former national security adviser Robert McFarlane attempts suicide

    • February 9, 1987 New York Stock Exchange installs ladies restroom in the Exchange Luncheon Club

    • February 9, 1989 Michael Manley's Socialist Party wins Jamaica parliamentary election

    • February 9, 1990 """The Bradys"" return to TV for 6 episodes on CBS TV"

    • February 9, 1990 Bottles of Perrier water are voluntarily recalled in the U.S. after benzene is detected in a small number of bottles.

    • February 9, 1990 Galileo flies by Venus

    • February 9, 1990 Namibia's constitution ratified

    • February 9, 1991 """This Is Ponderous"" by 2nu peaks at #46"

    • February 9, 1991 Terry Norris knocks down Sugar Ray Leonard twice & beats him

    • February 9, 1991 Voters in Lithuania vote for independence

    • February 9, 1991 Wally Joyner wins record $2.1 million salary arbitration

    • February 9, 1992 Fastest yodeler-22 tones/15 falsetto in 1 second by Thomas School of Germany

    • February 9, 1993 Army of opium king Khun Sa kills 60 in NE Burma

    • February 9, 1994 Israeli minister Shimon Perez signs accord with PLO's Arafat

    • February 9, 1994 Vance-Owen peace plan for Bosnia and Herzegovina is announced.

    • February 9, 1995 "Former U.S. Senator J. William Fulbright dies in Washington, D.C. at age 89."

    • February 9, 1995 "Space Shuttle astronauts Bernard A. Harris, Jr. and Michael Foale become the first African American and first Briton, respectively, to perform spacewalks."

    • February 9, 1996 The Irish Republican Army declares the end of its 18 month ceasefire shortly followed by a large bomb in London's Canary Wharf.

    • February 9, 1997 11th American Comedy Award Debbie Reynolds

    • February 9, 1997 "Fox cartoon series ""Simpsons"" airs 167th episode the longest-running animated series in cartoon history"

    • February 9, 1997 "Scotty Bowman, is first NHL coach to win 1,000 games"

    • February 9, 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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