What Happened on February 9

Significant 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, 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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Did You Know?

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

On February 9, 1540

Would You Believe?

Volleyball invented by W G Morgan in Massachusetts

On February 9, 1895

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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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