9 February

9 February

February 9 is the 40th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar; 325 days remain until the end of the year.

We have some interesting facts & historic events all about February 9th, including areas in religion, crime, health and more.

Keep reading for more interesting facts about February 9th in history!

Table of Contents

  1. Global Celebrations
  2. Historic Events
  3. Famous Birthdays
  4. Heartbreaking Deaths

Global Celebrations

  • National Toothache Day
  • Read in the Bathtub Day
  • National Pizza Day
  • Chocolate Day

Historic Events

What Happened On This Day – February 9

1996: The Irish paramilitary organization IRA ends an 18-month ceasefire by exploding a large bomb in London

The explosion in London’s Canary Wharf left 2 people dead and 39 injured.

1969: The Boeing 747 flies for the first time

The “Jumbo Jet” was the world’s largest passenger aircraft at the time.

1964: The Beatles embark on their first tour in the United States

Their appearance in the Ed Sullivan Sow marked the beginning of the “British Invasion”

1959: The world’s first intercontinental ballistic missile becomes operational in the USSR

The Soviet R-7 Semyorka missile had a range of 8800 km (5500 mi).

1950: U.S. Senator Joseph McCarthy launches his anti-communist campaign

On this day, McCarthy accused the U.S. State Department of being infiltrated by communists.

1950: 1950s New York City street scene

1950s New York City street scene

1933: Coffee seller, Cairo 1933.

Coffee seller , Cairo 1933.

1931: Al Capone’s Soup Kitchen…opened in Chicago by Al Capone 1931.

Al Capone’s Soup Kitchen…opened in Chicago by Al Capone 1931.

1928: Alexander Fleming accidentally discovered the antibiotic penicillin in 1928, these natural inhibitors of microbial growth have revolutionized medicine and saved countless lives.

Alexander Fleming accidentally discovered the antibiotic penicillin in 1928, these natural inhibitors of microbial growth have revolutionized medicine and saved countless lives .

Famous Birthdays

Births On This Day, February 9

1987: Magdalena Neuner, German biathlete

1942: Carole King, American singer-songwriter, pianist

1932: Gerhard Richter, German painter

1846: Wilhelm Maybach, German businessman, founded Maybach

1737: Thomas Paine, English/American theorist, author

Heartbreaking Deaths

Deaths On This Day, February 9

1981: Bill Haley, American singer-songwriter, musician

1957: Miklós Horthy, Hungarian Admiral, regent

1881: Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Russian author

1857: Dionysios Solomos, Greek poet

967: Sayf al-Dawla, Emir of Aleppo


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