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Notable Historical Events on February 9th

1940Joe Louis beats Arturo Godoy in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

1997Kelly Robbins wins LPGA Diet Dr Pepper National Pro-Am

1980Rick Barry, Houston, is 1st in NBA to score 8 3-pointers in a game

1807French Sanhedrin convened by Napoleon

2011Nicki Minaj's Pink Friday album reached number one on the Billboard 200 in its eleventh week on the chart.

1825House of Representatives elects John Quincy Adams 6th US president

1947Bank robber Willie Sutton escapes jail in Philadelphia

1985Madonna's "Like a Virgin," album goes #1 for 3 weeks

1861Jefferson Davis & Alexander Stephens elected president & VP of the Confederate States of America (US Civil War)

1950Sen Joseph McCarthy charges State Dept infested with 205 communists

1943FDR orders minimal 48 hour work week in war industry

1986Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Sarasota Golf Classic

February 9th Historical Events
Date Event
474
Zeno crowned as co-emperor of the Byzantine Empire together with his son Leo II. 
1267
Synod of Breslau orders Jews of Silesia to wear special caps 
1499
France & Venice sign treaty against Milan 
1537
Pope Paul III routes Cardinal Pole to England 
1540
The 1st recorded race meet in England (Roodee Fields, Chester) 
1554
Battle at London: Sir Thomas Wyatt defeated 
1555
Bishop of Gloucester John Hooper is burned at the stake. 
1574
Louis of Nassau ends siege of Maastricht 
1621
Alexander Ludovisi is elected Pope Gregory XV (-1623) 
1667
Treaty of Andrussovo: Russia/Poland signs peace treaty 
1674
English reconquer NY from Netherlands 
1682
Thomas Otway's "Venice Preserved," premieres in London 
1742
British ex-premier Walpole becomes earl of Orford 
1744
Battle at Toulon (French/Spanish vs English fleet of Adm Matthews) 
1775
English Parliament declares Mass colony is in rebellion 
1788
Austria declares war on Russia 
1799
USS Constellation captures French frigate Insurgents off Nevis, W I 
1801
France & Austrian sign Peace of Luneville 
1807
French Sanhedrin convened by Napoleon 
1822
American Indian Society organizes 
1822
Haiti invades the newly founded Dominican Republic. 
1825
House of Representatives elects John Quincy Adams 6th US president 
1849
Roman Republic declared in Rome replacing following flight of Pope Pius IX 
1861
Jefferson Davis & Alexander Stephens elected president & VP of the Confederate States of America (US Civil War) 
1861
Tennessee votes against secession (US Civil War) 
1861
Confederate Provisional Congress declares all laws under the US Constitution were consistent with constitution of Confederate states (US Civil War) 
1870
US Army establishes US National Weather Service 
1871
Federal fish protection office authorized by Congress 
1885
1st Japanese arrive in Hawaii 
1886
Pres Cleveland declares a state of emergency in Seattle because of anti-Chinese violence 
1889
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is established as a Cabinet-level agency. 
1891
1st shipment of asparagus arrives in SF from Sacramento 
1893
Canal builder De Lesseps & others sentenced to prison for fraud 
1893
Verdi's opera "Falstaff" premieres in Milan 
1895
1st intercollegiate basketball game (Minn Agricult beats Hamline, 9-3) 
1895
Volleyball invented by W G Morgan in Massachusetts 
1900
Dwight Davis established a new tennis trophy, the Davis Cup 
1904
Japanese land troops at Chemulpo (Inchon), near Seoul, Korea; within the next three weeks they will have advanced to the Yalu River, border of Manchuria 
1906
Natal proclaims state of siege in Zulu uprising 
1909
1st federal legislation prohibiting narcotics (opium) 
1909
1st forestry school is incorporated at Kent, Ohio 
1912
US Tennis Association amends rule taking bye away from defending champion 
1913
-18] 10 Day Tragedy of Mexico-City; 3,000 die 
1916
Britain's military service act enforced (conscription) 
1916
NL votes down a proposal by Giants, Braves, & Cubs to increase club player limit from 21 to 22 (The Reds want to decrease to 20) 
1918
Army chaplain school organizes at Ft Monroe Va 
1918
Sacha Guitry's "Deburan," premieres in Paris 
1920
International treaty recognizes Norwegian sovereignty over Svalbard 
1920
Joint Rules Com bans foreign substances & alterations to baseballs 
1922
Italian government of Bonomi falls 
1922
Snow on Mauna Loa, Hawaii 
1922
Brazil becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty. 
1923
Soviet Aeroflot airlines forms 
1924
Nakhichevan ASSR constituted within Azerbaijan SSR 
1925
German Minister Stresemann proposes security treaty with France 
1925
Haifa Technion (Israel), opens 
1926
Teaching theory of evolution forbidden in Atlanta, Georgia schools 
1929
USSR, Estonia, Latvia, Poland & Romania sign Litvinov Pact 
1932
America enter Olympic 2-man bobsled competition for 1st time 
1932
US airship Columbia crashes during storm (Flushing, NY) 
1933
-63°F (-53°C), Moran, Wyoming (state record) 
1934
-14.3°F (-25.7°C), coldest day in New York City 
1934
-51°F (-46°C), Vanderbilt, Michigan (state record) 
1934
Balkan Entente alliance forms (Yugoslavia, Greece, Turkey & Romania) 
1935
US female Figure Skating championship won by Maribel Vinson 
1935
US male Figure Skating championship won by Robin Lee 
1939
Belgian Spaak government falls 
1940
Joe Louis beats Arturo Godoy in 15 for heavyweight boxing title 
1941
British troops conquer El Agheila 
1941
Nazi collaborators destroy pro-Jewish café Alcazar Amsterdam (Alcazar refused to hang "No Entry for Jews" signs in front of cafe) 
1942
Daylight Savings War Time goes into effect in US 
1942
Japanese troops land near Makassar, South Celebes 
1942
Philadelphia "Phillies" change nickname (temporarily) to "Phils" 
1943
FDR orders minimal 48 hour work week in war industry 
1943
German riots at "plutocratenzoontjes," 1,200 in Vught Camp 
1943
Japanese troops evacuate Guadalcanal, ends epic WWII battle on the Solomon Islands in the Pacific 
1943
NL seeks buyer for Phillies, as owner Gerry Nugent, falls in arrears 
1943
Nazis arrest Dutch sons of rich parents 
1944
U-734/U-238 sunk off Ireland 
1945
-Feb 10] Germany destroys Ruhrdammen 
1945
WAAF-corporal flies along the tail of a Spitfire 
1945
The Battle of the Atlantic the HMS Venturer sinking U-Boat 864 off the coast of Norway. 
1946
Dutch Labor Party (Dutch Social Democratic Party) forms 
1947
Bank robber Willie Sutton escapes jail in Philadelphia 
1948
WLWT TV channel 5 in Cincinnati, OH (NBC) begins broadcasting 
1950
Sen Joseph McCarthy charges State Dept infested with 205 communists 
1951
St Louis Browns sign pitcher Satchel Paige, 45 
1953
"Adventures of Superman" TV series premieres in syndication 
1953
WNEP TV channel 16 in Scranton Wilkes-Barre, PA (ABC) 1st broadcast 
1953
General Walter Bedell Smith, USA, ends term as 4th director of CIA Allen W Dulles, becomes acting director of CIA 
1954
Mario Scelba forms new government in Italy 
1955
Dutch 2nd Chamber accepts crematory law 
1955
US federations of trade unions merge into AFL/CIO 
1956
-5°F (15°C) in Sicily 
1956
KHPL (now KWNB) TV channel 6 in Hayes Center, NB (ABC) 1st broadcast 
1956
R Lacoste follows Catroux as premier of Algeria 
1959
Coasters's "Charlie Brown" peaks at #2 
1960
AFL & NFL agree verbally to a no tampering pact 
1961
Joseph Ileo appointed premier of Congo 
1962
Jamaica signs agreement to become independent 
1962
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
1963
1st flight of Boeing 727 jet 
1963
7th largest snowfall in NYC history (42.4 cm, 16.7") 
1964
1st appearance of Beatles on "Ed Sullivan Show" (73.7 million viewers) 
1964
9th Winter Olympic games close at Innsbruck, Austria 
1964
GI Joe character created 
1964
Hanumant Singh scores 105 India v England on debut at Delhi 
1964
NYC news anchor Jim Jenson's 1st appearance on WCBS-TV 
1966
Dow-Jones Index hits record 995 points 
1968
Rotterdam metro opened by princess Beatrix 
1969
Boeing 747 made its 1st commercial flight 
1969
KGTO TV channel 36 in Fayetteville, AR (ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting 
1971
Apollo 14 returns to Earth 
1971
Probably 1st gay theme TV episode - All in the Family 
1971
Quake in San Fernando Valley kills 64 & causes over $½B damage 
1971
Satchel Paige becomes 1st negro-league player elected to baseball HOF 
1971
5 men are killed near a BBC transmitter on Brougher Mountain, County Tyrone, in a landmine attack carried out by the Irish Republican Army 
1972
Brit government declares state of emergency after month-long miners' strike 
1972
William Craig, who had been Northern Ireland Minister for Home Affairs, launches 'Ulster Vanguard' as an umbrella movement for the right-ring of Unionism 
1973
Biju Patnaik of the Pragati Legislature Party elected leader of opposition in the state assembly in Orissa, India. 
1974
"Daddy What If" by Bobby Bare peaks at #41 
1974
"The Americans (A Canadian's Opinion)" by Gordon Sinclair peaks at #24 
1974
US female Figure Skating championship won by Dorothy Hamill 
1974
US male Figure Skating championship won by Gordon McKellen Jr 
1975
Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Naples Lely Golf Classic 
1975
Soyuz 17 returns to Earth 
1976
Oscar Charleston selected to baseball's the Hall of Fame 
1979
21st Grammy Awards: Just the Way You Are, Taste of Honey 
1979
ABC airs "Heroes of Rock N Roll" special 
1979
Beginning of James Clavell's novel "Whirlwind" 
1979
Nigeria amends constitution 
1980
Rick Barry, Houston, is 1st in NBA to score 8 3-pointers in a game 
1982
34th NHL All-Star Game: Wales beat Campbell 4-2 at Washington 
1983
Belgium buys 44 F-16s 
1984
"Rink" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 204 performances 
1985
Madonna's "Like a Virgin," album goes #1 for 3 weeks 
1986
36th NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 139-132 at Dallas 
1986
Halley's Comet reaches 30th perihelion (closest approach to Sun) 
1986
Haydar Bakr al-Attas appointed president of South Yemen 
1986
Marvin Johnson wins record 3rd time, light heavyweight boxing title 
1986
Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Sarasota Golf Classic 
1986
Tomb of Tutanchamon's treasurer Maya found in Egypt 
1986
West German team swims world record 4x200 m freestyle (7:05.17) 
1987
Former national security adviser Robert McFarlane attempts suicide 
1987
NY Stock Exch installs ladies restroom in the Exchange Luncheon Club 
1988
39th NHL All-Star Game: Wales beat Campbell 6-5 (OT) at St Louis 
1988
NH begins a NCAA record 32-game losing streak at home (ends Feb 1991) 
1989
Kevin Johnson (Phoenix) ends NBA free throw streak of 57 games 
1989
Michael Manley's Socialist Party wins Jamaica parliamentary election 
1990
"Bradys" return to TV for 6 episodes on CBS TV 
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
"2 Shakespearean Actors" closes at Cort Theater NYC after 29 perfs 
1992
42nd NBA All-Star Game: West beats East 153-113 at Orlando 
1992
Fastest yodeler-22 tones/15 falsetto in 1 sec by Thomas School of Germ 
1992
Heike Henkel high jumps female indoor world record (2.07m) 
1992
Jani Sievinen swims world record 400m medley (4:07.10) 
1992
NBA All Star Game - West beats East 153-113 
1992
Shelley Hamlin wins LPGA Phar-Mor Golf Tournament at Hamlin Inverrary 
1993
Army of opium king Khun Sa kills 60 in NE Burma 
1994
Israeli minister Shimon Perez signs accord with PLO's Arafat 
1995
"Heiress" opens at Cort Theater NYC for 340 performances 
1995
Irina Privalova runs female world record 50m (5.96 sec) 
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. 
1997
11th American Comedy Award: Debbie Reynolds 
1997
47th NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 132-120 at Cleveland 
1997
Kelly Robbins wins LPGA Diet Dr Pepper National Pro-Am 
1997
LG Senior Golf Championship 
1997
Mark O'Meara wins Buick golf invitational 
1997
Palm Beach National LPGA Pro-Am 
1997
Fox cartoon series "Simpsons" airs 167th episode the longest-running animated series in cartoon history 
1998
Failed assassination attempt on Georgian Pres Eduard Shevardnadze 
1998
6th ESPY Awards: Ken Griffey Jr, Mia Hamm win 
2001
The American submarine USS Greeneville accidentally strikes and sinks the Ehime-Maru, a Japanese training vessel operated by the Uwajima Fishery High School. 
2002
NFL Pro Bowl: AFC beats NFC 38-30 
2006
Al Michaels joins NBC's "Sunday Night Football" broadcast with Johh Madden 
2011
Nicki Minaj's Pink Friday album reached number one on the Billboard 200 in its eleventh week on the chart. 
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 
2016
Train Crash in Germany Kills at Least 9, Injures 150 
2016
Japan's Parliament Condemns North Korea Rocket Launch 
2016
Bernie Sanders declares victory in New Hampshire 
2016
Supreme Court blocks Obama climate change rules 
2017
Jeff Sessions confirmed as next US Attorney General 
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