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
- National Toothache Day
- Read in the Bathtub Day
- National Pizza Day
- Chocolate Day
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
1933: Coffee seller, Cairo 1933.
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.
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
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