On This Day in History for February 9 (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 143 of 143

  • 1974 US female Figure Skating championship won by Dorothy Hamill
  • 1974 US male Figure Skating championship won by Gordon McKellen Jr
  • 1975 Soyuz 17 returns to Earth
  • 1979 Beginning of James Clavell's novel "Whirlwind"
  • 1979 Nigeria amends constitution
  • 1979 UK Football club Nottingham Forest makes £1m transfer deal
  • 1979 New York City premiere of Paul Schrader's allegedly fact based "Hardcore"
  • 1983 Belgium buys 44 F-16s
  • 1986 Halley's Comet reaches 30th perihelion (closest approach to Sun)
  • 1986 Haydar Bakr al-Attas appointed president of South Yemen
  • 1986 Tomb of Tutanchamon's treasurer Maya found in Egypt
  • 1987 Former national security adviser Robert McFarlane attempts suicide
  • 1987 NY Stock Exch installs ladies restroom in the Exchange Luncheon Club
  • 1989 Michael Manley's Socialist Party wins Jamaica parliamentary election
  • 1990 Doina Melinte runs world indoor record 1.5k (4:00:27) & mile (4:17:13)
  • 1990 Galileo flies by Venus
  • 1990 Namibia's constitution ratified
  • 1991 "This Is Ponderous" by 2nu peaks at #46
  • 1991 Johann Olav Koss skates world record 5k (6:41:73)
  • 1991 Terry Norris knocks down Sugar Ray Leonard twice & beats him
  • 1991 US Supreme Court agrees to hear Joseph Doherty case
  • 1991 Wally Joyner wins record $2.1 million salary arbitration
  • 1992 Fastest yodeler-22 tones/15 falsetto in 1 sec by Thomas School of Germ
  • 1993 Army of opium king Khun Sa kills 60 in NE Burma

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1994 Israeli minister Shimon Perez signs accord with PLO's Yasser Arafat

Palestinian Leader Yasser Arafat
Palestinian Leader
Yasser Arafat
  • 1995 Irina Privalova runs female world record 50m (5.96 sec)
  • 1995 STS-63 - 2nd mission of US/Russian Shuttle-Mir Program goes into space
  • 1995 45th Berlin International Film Festival: "The Bait" wins the Golden Bear
  • 1996 WYNY-FM in NYC changes calls to WKTU-FM
  • 1996 The Irish Republican Army declares the end of its 18 month ceasefire shortly followed by a large bomb in London's Canary Wharf.
  • 1998 Failed assassination attempt on Georgian President Eduard Shevardnadze
  • 1998 6th ESPY Awards: Ken Griffey Jr, Mia Hamm win
  • 2000 50th Berlin International Film Festival: "Magnolia" wins the Golden Bear
  • 2001 American submarine USS Greeneville accidentally strikes and sinks the Ehime-Maru, a Japanese training vessel operated by the Uwajima Fishery High School; nine the Ehime-Maru's crew members were killed, including four high school students.
  • 2006 56th Berlin International Film Festival: "Grbavica" wins the Golden Bear
  • 2011 Latvia leaves deep recession with an annualised growth of 3.7% in the last quarter of 2010, it is reported today
  • 2012 62nd Berlin International Film Festival: "Caesar Must Die" wins the Golden Bear
  • 2013 5 people are killed after Cessna plane crashes on a Brussels runway
  • 2014 Australian National University scientists discover the oldest known star at 13.6 billion years old
  • 2014 Protest erupt in Sarajevo and other cities in Bosnia-Herzegovina; the unemployment rate remains at 40% (57% for youth)
  • 2014 Switzerland votes to return immigration quotas

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

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

US Senator Bernie Sanders
US Senator
Bernie Sanders
Politician and US First Lady Hillary Clinton
Politician and US First Lady
Hillary Clinton
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump
  • 2016 Two German passenger trains collide near Bad Aibling, Bavaria, killing 10 and seriously injuring 18

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