On This Day

What Happened on February 9, 1881

Famous Deaths


Person of interestFyodor Dostoyevsky

Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Russian novelist (Crime and Punishment, The Dream of a Ridiculous Man) who helped shape literary modernism and existentialism, dies from a pulmonary haemorrhage at 59


1881 Highlights

About February 9, 1881

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 139 years, 11 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Aquarius