On This Day

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

Events in History

  • 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 Spacecraft Galileo flies by Venus at an altitude of 10,000 miles (16,000 km) in a gravity assist maneuver to gain speed on its way to Jupiter [1]
  • 1990 Namibia's constitution ratified
  • 1991 Johann Olav Koss skates world record 5k (6:41:73)
  • 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 Germany
  • 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
  • 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.

MurderAssassination Attempt

1998 Failed assassination attempt on Georgian President Eduard Shevardnadze

President of Georgia and Soviet Diplomat Eduard Shevardnadze
President of Georgia and Soviet Diplomat
Eduard Shevardnadze
  • 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.
  • 2011 Latvia leaves deep recession with an annualised growth of 3.7% in the last quarter of 2010, it is reported today
  • 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
US Secretary of State, Senator and US First Lady Hillary Clinton
US Secretary of State, Senator 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump
  • 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.

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