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 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, ending the epic World War II 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", from New York, draws 73.7 million television 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?

William Morgan presents his new sport "Mintonette" to the world at Springfield College, Massachusetts, later renames it "Volleyball"

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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