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What Happened on February 9th This Day in History

Year Name
2018 2018 Winter Olympics: opening ceremony is performed in Pyeongchang County in South Korea.
2016 Two passenger trains collided in the German town of Bad Aibling in the state of Bavaria. Twelve people died, and 85 others were injured.
1996 The Provisional Irish Republican Army declares the end to its 18-month ceasefire and explodes a large bomb in London's Canary Wharf, killing two people.
1996 Copernicium is discovered, by Sigurd Hofmann, Victor Ninov et al.
1991 Voters in Lithuania vote for independence.
1986 Halley's Comet last appeared in the inner Solar System.
1978 The Budd Company unveils its first SPV-2000 self-propelled railcar in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
1975 The Soyuz 17 Soviet spacecraft returns to Earth.
1971 The 6.5-6.7 Mw⿯ Sylmar earthquake hits the Greater Los Angeles Area with a maximum Mercalli intensity of XI (Extreme), killing 64 and injuring 2,000.
1971 Satchel Paige becomes the first Negro League player to be voted into the USA's Baseball Hall of Fame.
1971 Apollo program: Apollo 14 returns to Earth after the third manned Moon landing.
1965 The United States Marine Corps sends a MIM-23 Hawk missile battalion to South Vietnam, the first American troops in-country without an official advisory or training mission.
1964 The Beatles make their first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show, performing before a "record-busting" audience of 73 million viewers across the USA.
1959 The R-7 Semyorka, the first intercontinental ballistic missile, becomes operational at Plesetsk, USSR.
1951 Korean War: The two-day Geochang massacre begins as a battalion of the 11th Division of the South Korean Army kills 719 unarmed citizens in Geochang, in the South Gyeongsang district of South Korea
1950 Second Red Scare: US Senator Joseph McCarthy accuses the United States Department of State of being filled with Communists.
1945 World War II: Battle of the Atlantic: HMS Venturer sinks U-864 off the coast of Fedje, Norway, in a rare instance of submarine-to-submarine combat.
1945 World War II: A force of Allied aircraft unsuccessfully attacked a German destroyer in Førdefjorden, Norway.
1943 World War II: Allied authorities declare Guadalcanal secure after Imperial Japan evacuates its remaining forces from the island, ending the Battle of Guadalcanal.
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 aka War Time is re-instated in the United States as a wartime measure to help conserve energy resources.
1941 World War II: The Cathedral of San Lorenzo in Genoa, Italy is struck by a bomb which fails to detonate.
1934 The Balkan Entente is formed.
1922 Brazil becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty.
1920 Under the terms of the Svalbard Treaty, international diplomacy recognizes Norwegian sovereignty over Arctic archipelago Svalbard, and designates it as demilitarized.
1913 A group of meteors is visible across much of the eastern seaboard of North and South America, leading astronomers to conclude the source had been a small, short-lived natural satellite of the Earth.
1907 The Mud March is the first large procession organised by the National Union of Women's Suffrage Societies (NUWSS).
1904 Russo-Japanese War: Battle of Port Arthur concludes.
1900 The Davis Cup competition is established.
1895 William G. Morgan creates a game called Mintonette, which soon comes to be referred to as volleyball.
1889 US president Grover Cleveland signs a bill elevating the United States Department of Agriculture to a Cabinet-level agency.
1870 US president Ulysses S. Grant signs a joint resolution of Congress establishing the U.S. Weather Bureau.
1861 American Civil War: Jefferson Davis is elected the Provisional President of the Confederate States of America by the Confederate convention at Montgomery, Alabama.
1849 The new Roman Republic is declared.
1825 After no candidate receives a majority of electoral votes in the US presidential election of 1824, the United States House of Representatives elects John Quincy Adams as President of the United States.
1788 The Habsburg Empire joins the Russo-Turkish War in the Russian camp.
1775 American Revolutionary War: The British Parliament declares Massachusetts in rebellion.
1654 The Capture of Fort Rocher takes place during the Anglo-Spanish War.
1621 Gregory XV becomes Pope, the last Pope elected by acclamation.
1555 Bishop of Gloucester John Hooper is burned at the stake.
1003 Boleslaus III is restored to authority with armed support from Bolesſaw I the Brave of Poland.
474 Zeno is crowned as co-emperor of the Byzantine Empire.
Famous People Born on February 9

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Year Name
1737 Thomas Paine, English-American philosopher, author, and activist (d. 1809)
1949 Bernard Gallacher, Scottish golfer and journalist
1973 Makoto Shinkai, Japanese animator, director, and screenwriter
1923 Tonie Nathan, American radio host, producer, and politician (d. 2014)
1906 André Kostolany, Hungarian-French economist and journalist (d. 1999)
1948 Guy Standing, English economist and academic
1971 Johan Mjällby, Swedish footballer and manager
1800 Hyrum Smith, American religious leader (d. 1844)
1945 Yoshinori Ohsumi, Japanese cell biologist, 2016 Nobel Prize Laureate in Physiology or Medicine
1943 Joe Pesci, American actor
Famous People Deaths On February 9

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Date Name
1995 J. William Fulbright, American lawyer and politician (b. 1905)
1555 Rowland Taylor, English priest and martyr (b. 1510)
1960 Ernſ Dohnányi, Hungarian pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1877)
1777 Seth Pomeroy, American general and gunsmith (b. 1706)
2014 Gabriel Axel, Danish actor, director, and producer (b. 1918)
1906 Paul Laurence Dunbar, American author, poet, and playwright (b. 1872)
1995 David Wayne, American actor (b. 1914)
2018 Jóhann Jóhannsson, Icelandic composer (b. 1969)
2008 Jazeh Tabatabai, Iranian painter, poet, and sculptor (b. 1931)
1555 John Hooper, English bishop and martyr (b. 1495)