On This Day

What Happened on February 9, 2014

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • Australian National University scientists discover the oldest known star at 13.6 billion years old
  • Olympic teams figure skating event debuts in Sochi with Russia taking the gold medal; pairs champions Tatiana Volosozhar and Maxim Trankov win first of 2 gold at the Games
  • Protest erupt in Sarajevo and other cities in Bosnia-Herzegovina; the unemployment rate remains at 40% (57% for youth)
  • Slopestyle snowboarding event makes Olympic debut at Sochi Winter Games; American Jamie Anderson is inaugural women's gold medallist
  • Slovak biathlete Anastasiya Kuzmina retains her Olympic 7.5k sprint title (Vancouver 2010) at the Sochi Winter Games
  • Switzerland votes to return immigration quotas

Famous Deaths

  • Graham Hills, English physical scientist and principal (Strathclyde University, England), dies at 87