On This Day

What Happened on February 9

Important Events

  • 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, the 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
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Feb 9 in Film & TV

  • 1964 1st appearance of the Beatles on the "ed sullivan Show" draws 73.7 million viewers
  • 1971 Probably 1st gay theme TV episode - All in the Family

Feb 9 in Sport

  • 1540 The first recorded race meet in England (Roodee Fields, Chester)

Did You Know?

Volleyball invented by W G Morgan in Massachusetts

On February 9, 1895

Would You Believe?

Fastest yodeler-22 tones/15 falsetto in 1 sec by Thomas School of Germany

On February 9, 1992

Famous Weddings

Famous Divorces

  • 2012 Actress Parminder Nagra files for divorce from photographer James Stenson due to irreconcilable differences after 3 years of marriage
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