- 474 Zeno crowned as co-emperor of the Byzantine Empire together with his son Leo II.
- 1775 British Parliament declares Massachusetts colony is in rebellion
- 1904 Japanese land troops at Chemulpo (Inchon), near Seoul, Korea; within the next three weeks they will have advanced to the Yalu River, border of Manchuria
- 1943 Japanese troops evacuate Guadalcanal, ends epic WWII battle on the Solomon Islands in the Pacific
- 1972 British government declares state of emergency after month-long coal miners' strike
1st appearance of Beatles on "Ed Sullivan Show" (73.7 million viewers)
On February 9, 1964