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February 9 Historical Events

The following events took place on February 9. The list is arranged in chronological order.

Found 38 events. Showing 1 - 30.

  • 474
    Zeno crowned as co-emperor of the Byzantine Empire.
  • 1555
    Bishop of Gloucester John Hooper is burned at the stake.
  • 1621
    Gregory XV becomes Pope, the last Pope elected by acclamation.
  • 1654
    The Capture of Fort Rocher takes place during the Anglo-Spanish War.
  • 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 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.
  • 1849
    New Roman Republic established
  • 1861
    American Civil War: Jefferson Davis is elected the Provisional President of the Confederate States of America by the Confederate convention at Montgomery, Alabama.
  • 1870
    US president Ulysses S. Grant signs a joint resolution of Congress establishing the U.S. Weather Bureau.
  • 1889
    US president Grover Cleveland signs a bill elevating the United States Department of Agriculture to a Cabinet-level agency.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1920
    Under the terms of the Svalbard 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.
  • 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 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.
  • 1945
    World War II: A force of Allied aircraft unsuccessfully attacked a German destroyer in Førdefjorden, Norway.
  • 1950
    Second Red Scare: US Senator Joseph McCarthy accuses the United States Department of State of being filled with Communists.
  • 1951
    Korean War: Geochang massacre
  • 1959
    The R-7 Semyorka, the first intercontinental ballistic missile, becomes operational at Plesetsk, USSR.
  • 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.
  • 1965
    Vietnam War: The first United States troops with a combat mission, a Marine Corps Hawk air defense missile battalion, are sent to South Vietnam.
  • 1969
    First test flight of the Boeing 747.
  • 1971
    The Sylmar earthquake hits the San Fernando Valley area of California.

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