On This Day

Historical Events on February 9 (Part 2)

  • 2018 Craig McGregor, American rock bassist (Foghat, 1976-2018), dies of lung cancer at 68

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

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Elizabeth Warren
  • 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 Deaths from the Coronavirus overtake those of Sars (2003) with 813 deaths worldwide, more than 34,800 known to be infected

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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 Suspected militants attack and kill at least 30 people, many while sleeping in their cars in Auno, north-eastern Nigeria, kidnapping women and children
  • 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