Events in History on February 9

  • 474 Zeno crowned as co-emperor of the Byzantine Empire together with his son Leo II.
  • 1267 Synod of Breslau orders Jews of Silesia to wear special caps
  • 1499 France & Venice sign treaty against Milan
  • 1537 Pope Paul III routes Cardinal Pole to England
  • 1540 The first recorded race meet in England (Roodee Fields, Chester)
  • 1554 Battle at London: Sir Thomas Wyatt defeated and his rebellion against Queen Mary crushed
  • 1555 Bishop of Gloucester John Hooper is burned at the stake for heresy
  • 1574 Louis of Nassau ends siege of Maastricht
  • 1621 Alexander Ludovisi is elected Pope Gregory XV (-1623)
  • 1667 Treaty of Andrussovo: Russia/Poland signs peace treaty
  • 1674 English reconquer NY from Netherlands
  • 1682 Thomas Otway's "Venice Preserved" premieres in London
  • 1742 Sir Robert Walpole, often referred to as the first British Prime Minister, enobled as 1st Earl of Orford
  • 1744 Battle at Toulon (French/Spanish vs English fleet of Adm Matthews)
  • 1775 British Parliament declares Massachusetts colony is in rebellion
  • 1788 Austria declares war on Russia
  • 1799 USS Constellation captures French frigate Insurgents off Nevis, W I
  • 1801 France & Austria sign Peace of Luneville

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1807 French Sanhedrin convened by Napoleon Bonaparte

French Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte
French Emperor
Napoléon Bonaparte
  • 1822 American Indian Society organizes
  • 1822 Haiti invades the newly founded Dominican Republic.

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1825 House of Representatives elects John Quincy Adams 6th US president

6th US President John Quincy Adams
6th US President
John Quincy Adams
  • 1849 Roman Republic declared in Rome replacing following flight of Pope Pius IX

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1861 Jefferson Davis & Alexander Stephens elected President & VP of the Confederate States of America (US Civil War)

President of the Confederate States of America Jefferson Davis
President of the Confederate States of America
Jefferson Davis
  • 1861 Tennessee votes against secession (US Civil War)

AgreementConstitution of the United States

1861 Confederate Provisional Congress declares all laws under the US Constitution were consistent with constitution of Confederate states (US Civil War)

  • 1870 US Army establishes US National Weather Service
  • 1871 Federal fish protection office authorized by US Congress
  • 1885 1st Japanese arrive in Hawaii

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1886 US President Grover Cleveland declares a state of emergency in Seattle because of anti-Chinese violence

US President Grover Cleveland
US President
Grover Cleveland
  • 1889 The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is established as a Cabinet-level agency.
  • 1891 1st shipment of asparagus arrives in SF from Sacramento
  • 1893 Canal builder De Lesseps & others sentenced to prison for fraud
  • 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
  • 1906 Natal proclaims state of siege in Zulu uprising
  • 1909 1st federal legislation prohibiting narcotics (opium)
  • 1909 1st forestry school is incorporated at Kent, Ohio
  • 1913 -18] 10 Day Tragedy of Mexico-City; 3,000 die
  • 1916 Britain's military service act enforced (conscription)
  • 1918 US Army chaplain school organizes at Ft Monroe, Va
  • 1918 Sacha Guitry's "Deburan" premieres in Paris
  • 1920 International treaty recognizes Norwegian sovereignty over Svalbard
  • 1922 Italian government of Bonomi falls
  • 1922 Snow on Mauna Loa, Hawaii
  • 1922 Brazil becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty.
  • 1922 The World War Foreign Debt Commission is established by Congress to settle the problem of Allied war and postwar loands
  • 1923 Soviet Aeroflot airlines forms
  • 1924 Nakhichevan ASSR constituted within Azerbaijan SSR
  • 1925 German Minister Stresemann proposes security treaty with France
  • 1925 Haifa Technion (Israel) opens
  • 1926 Teaching theory of evolution forbidden in Atlanta, Georgia schools
  • 1929 USSR, Estonia, Latvia, Poland & Romania sign Litvinov's Pact, providing for renunciation of war among its signatories
  • 1932 US airship Columbia crashes during storm (Flushing, NY)
  • 1933 -63°F (-53°C), Moran, Wyoming (state record)
  • 1934 -14.3°F (-25.7°C), coldest day in New York City
  • 1934 -51°F (-46°C), Vanderbilt, Michigan (state record)
  • 1934 Balkan Entente alliance forms (Yugoslavia, Greece, Turkey & Romania)
  • 1935 US female Figure Skating championship won by Maribel Vinson
  • 1935 US male Figure Skating championship won by Robin Lee
  • 1939 Belgian Spaak government falls
  • 1941 British troops conquer El Agheila
  • 1941 Nazi collaborators destroy pro-Jewish café Alcazar Amsterdam (Alcazar refused to hang "No Entry for Jews" signs in front of cafe)
  • 1942 Daylight Savings War Time goes into effect in US
  • 1942 Japanese troops land near Makassar, South Celebes

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1943 FDR orders minimal 48 hour work week in war industry

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • 1943 German riots at "plutocratenzoontjes", 1,200 in Vught Camp
  • 1943 Japanese troops evacuate Guadalcanal, ends epic WWII battle on the Solomon Islands in the Pacific
  • 1943 Nazis arrest Dutch sons of rich parents
  • 1944 U-734/U-238 sunk off Ireland
  • 1945 -Feb 10] Germany destroys Ruhrdammen
  • 1945 WAAF-corporal flies along the tail of a Spitfire
  • 1945 The Battle of the Atlantic: HMS Venturer sinks U-Boat 864 off the coast of Norway.
  • 1946 Dutch Labor Party (Dutch Social Democratic Party) forms

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1947 Bank robber Willie Sutton escapes jail in Philadelphia

Bank Robber Willie Sutton
Bank Robber
Willie Sutton

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1950 Sen Joseph McCarthy charges State Dept infested with 205 communists

US Senator Joseph McCarthy
US Senator
Joseph McCarthy
  • 1953 General Walter Bedell Smith, USA, ends term as 4th director of CIA Allen W Dulles, becomes acting director of CIA
  • 1954 Mario Scelba forms new government in Italy
  • 1955 Dutch 2nd Chamber accepts crematory law
  • 1955 US federations of trade unions merge into AFL/CIO
  • 1956 -5°F (-20.6°C) in Sicily
  • 1956 R Lacoste follows Catroux as premier of Algeria
  • 1959 Coasters's "Charlie Brown" peaks at #2
  • 1961 Joseph Ileo appointed premier of Congo
  • 1962 Jamaica signs agreement to become independent
  • 1962 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 1963 1st flight of Boeing 727 jet
  • 1963 7th largest snowfall in NYC history (42.4 cm, 16.7")
  • 1964 GI Joe character created
  • 1964 Hanumant Singh scores 105 India v England on debut at Delhi
  • 1966 Dow-Jones Index hits record 995 points
  • 1966 The Government announces construction of a nuclear reactor on the North coast of Scotland
  • 1968 Rotterdam metro opened by Princess Beatrix
  • 1969 Boeing 747 made its first commercial flight
  • 1971 Apollo 14 returns to Earth
  • 1971 Quake in San Fernando Valley kills 64 & causes over $½B damage
  • 1972 British government declares state of emergency after month-long coal miners' strike
  • 1972 William Craig, who had been Northern Ireland Minister for Home Affairs, launches 'Ulster Vanguard' as an umbrella movement for the right-ring of Unionism
  • 1973 Biju Patnaik of the Pragati Legislature Party elected leader of opposition in the state assembly in Orissa, India.
  • 1974 "Daddy What If" by Bobby Bare peaks at #41
  • 1974 "The Americans (A Canadian's Opinion)" by Gordon Sinclair peaks at #24
  • 1974 US female Figure Skating championship won by Dorothy Hamill
  • 1974 US male Figure Skating championship won by Gordon McKellen Jr
  • 1975 Soyuz 17 returns to Earth
  • 1979 Beginning of James Clavell's novel "Whirlwind"
  • 1979 Nigeria amends constitution
  • 1979 UK Football club Nottingham Forest makes £1m transfer deal
  • 1979 New York City premiere of Paul Schrader's allegedly fact based "Hardcore"
  • 1983 Belgium buys 44 F-16s
  • 1986 Halley's Comet reaches 30th perihelion (closest approach to Sun)
  • 1986 Haydar Bakr al-Attas appointed president of South Yemen
  • 1986 Tomb of Tutanchamon's treasurer Maya found in Egypt
  • 1987 Former national security adviser Robert McFarlane attempts suicide
  • 1987 NY Stock Exch installs ladies restroom in the Exchange Luncheon Club
  • 1989 Michael Manley's Socialist Party wins Jamaica parliamentary election
  • 1990 Doina Melinte runs world indoor record 1.5k (4:00:27) & mile (4:17:13)
  • 1990 Galileo flies by Venus
  • 1990 Namibia's constitution ratified
  • 1991 "This Is Ponderous" by 2nu peaks at #46
  • 1991 Johann Olav Koss skates world record 5k (6:41:73)
  • 1991 Terry Norris knocks down Sugar Ray Leonard twice & beats him
  • 1991 US Supreme Court agrees to hear Joseph Doherty case
  • 1991 Wally Joyner wins record $2.1 million salary arbitration
  • 1992 Fastest yodeler-22 tones/15 falsetto in 1 sec by Thomas School of Germ
  • 1993 Army of opium king Khun Sa kills 60 in NE Burma

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1994 Israeli minister Shimon Perez signs accord with PLO's Yasser Arafat

Palestinian Leader Yasser Arafat
Palestinian Leader
Yasser Arafat
  • 1995 Irina Privalova runs female world record 50m (5.96 sec)
  • 1995 STS-63 - 2nd mission of US/Russian Shuttle-Mir Program goes into space
  • 1995 45th Berlin International Film Festival: "The Bait" wins the Golden Bear
  • 1996 WYNY-FM in NYC changes calls to WKTU-FM
  • 1996 The Irish Republican Army declares the end of its 18 month ceasefire shortly followed by a large bomb in London's Canary Wharf.
  • 1998 Failed assassination attempt on Georgian President Eduard Shevardnadze
  • 1998 6th ESPY Awards: Ken Griffey Jr, Mia Hamm win
  • 2000 50th Berlin International Film Festival: "Magnolia" wins the Golden Bear
  • 2001 American submarine USS Greeneville accidentally strikes and sinks the Ehime-Maru, a Japanese training vessel operated by the Uwajima Fishery High School; nine the Ehime-Maru's crew members were killed, including four high school students.
  • 2006 56th Berlin International Film Festival: "Grbavica" wins the Golden Bear
  • 2011 Latvia leaves deep recession with an annualised growth of 3.7% in the last quarter of 2010, it is reported today
  • 2012 62nd Berlin International Film Festival: "Caesar Must Die" wins the Golden Bear
  • 2013 5 people are killed after Cessna plane crashes on a Brussels runway
  • 2014 Australian National University scientists discover the oldest known star at 13.6 billion years old
  • 2014 Protest erupt in Sarajevo and other cities in Bosnia-Herzegovina; the unemployment rate remains at 40% (57% for youth)
  • 2014 Switzerland votes to return immigration quotas
  • 2016 Two German passenger trains collide near Bad Aibling, Bavaria, killing 10 and seriously injuring 18