Historical Events on February 9 (Part 2)

Event of Interest

2015 Film "Fifty Shades of Grey" released, based on the erotic novel by E. L. James, starring Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan, directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson

  • 2016 Two German passenger trains collide near Bad Aibling, Bavaria, killing 10 and seriously injuring 18

New Hampshire Primary

2016 US primary elections: New Hampshire Primary, In Republican race Donald Trump wins (35%), John Kasich 2nd (16%), and Bernie Sanders (60%) defeats Hillary Clinton (38%) in Democratic race

XXIII Winter Olympics

2018 XXIII Olympic Winter Games open in PyeongChang, South Korea

Warren Runs for President

2019 Elizabeth Warren officially announces her 2020 presidential campaign in Lawrence, Massachusetts

Academy Awards

2020 92nd Academy Awards: "Parasite" 1st non English film to win Best Picture, Best Director Bong Joon-ho, Best Actor Joaquin Phoenix, Best Actress Renée Zellweger

  • 2020 Deaths from COVID-19 virus overtake those of Sars (2003) with 813 deaths worldwide, with more than 34,800 known infections
  • 2020 Fastest supersonic New York to London journey made by British Airways Boeing 747-436 in four hours and 56 minutes, speeds of 1,327 km/h / 825 mph due to Storm Ciara
  • 2020 Solar Orbiter probe attached to an Atlas rocket lifts off from Cape Canaveral
  • 2020 Storm Ciara makes landfall in northern Scotland bringing widespread wind and flooding to northern Europe resulting in 18 deaths
  • 2020 Suspected militants attack and kill at least 30 people, many while sleeping in their cars in Auno, north-eastern Nigeria, kidnapping women and children
  • 2021 United Arab Emirates is the fifth entity to successfully orbit a probe around Mars, as probe Hope begins to study the planet's atmosphere.

Impeachment of Donald Trump

2021 US Senate Impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump begins in Washington D.C.

  • 2021 WHO team investigating origin of COVID-19 in Wuhan say it is "extremely unlikely" that it leaked from a local research lab [1]
  • 2022 Nearly four million bottles of beer destroyed in large crackdown on alcohol in northern Nigerian state of Kano, where alcohol prohibited under Sharia law [1]

Electricity Crisis

2023 South African President Cyril Ramaphosa declares "a national state of disaster" to respond to the country's electricity crisis amid daily blackouts