On This Day

Historical Events on February 9 (Part 2)

Sports History

2018 XXIII Olympic Winter Games open in PyeongChang, South Korea

Historic Event

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

  • 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 COVID-19 virus overtake those of Sars (2003) with 813 deaths worldwide, with more than 34,800 known infections

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 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
  • 2021 WHO team investigating origin of COVID-19 in Wuhan say it is "extremely unlikely" that it leaked from a local research lab [1]

Historic Event

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

  • 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.