A Brief History
This article presents a chronological list of notable events that happened on February 9th. For each date below, please click on the date to be taken to an article covering that date’s event.
On February 9, 1825, the United States of America had the only incident (so far) of no presidential candidate winning a majority of the Electoral votes in a presidential election, forcing the House of Representatives to elect our next president.
On February 9, 1907, the city of London was the scene of an epic civil rights march, colloquially known as “The Mud March.”
On February 9, 1941, during World War II, a giant naval artillery shell dropped on the Cathedral of San Lorenzo in Genoa, Italy (usually just called The Genoa Cathedral) failed to explode, sparing the church from destruction.
February 9, 1959 opened a new and scary chapter in the atomic age when the U.S.S.R. fielded the first intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) armed with a nuclear warhead, the R-7 Semyorka.
On February 9, 1971, baseball pitcher Leroy “Satchel” Paige was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame, the first player from the Negro Leagues so honored.
On February 9, 2001, the U.S. Navy nuclear submarine USS Greeneville (SSN 772) accidentally sank the Japanese training fishing vessel Ehime Maru on board which were some high school students.
On February 9, 2018, we at History and Headlines took a moment to ponder the imponderable: Where do all these “National Days” come from?
Romantic comedy fans had their chance to be among the first in Cleveland, Ohio to see I Want You Back on Wednesday, February 9, 2022 at 7:00 PM at Cinemark At Valley View and XD in Valley View, Ohio!
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For more information, please see…
Andrews, John and Matt Baker. Timeline of World History. Thunder Bay Press, 2020.
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