Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Wednesday, February 9, 2005
59 people are killed and 200 injured after a fire breaks out in a mosque in Tehran
Saudi Arabia holds its first ever municipal elections, in which only male citizens are allowed to vote.
, the most popular video sharing website, is founded.
Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf admits that he had suspected for at least three years that Abdul Qadeer Khan, Pakistan's top nuclear scientist, was sharing nuclear technology with other countries, blaming the United States for not giving him convincing proof of the activities of his own scientist.//www.theage.com.au/articles/2004/02/10/1076388364592.html
Saturday, February 9, 2002
Elizabeth II's sister Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon dies in her sleep aged 71 after suffering a major stroke.
Wednesday, February 9, 2000
Torrential rains in Africa lead to the worst flooding
in 50 years, which lasts until March and kills 800 people.
s break off contact with the Bosnia
n government and with representatives of Ifor, the NATO
localised force, in reaction to the arrest of several Bosnian Serb
Thursday, February 9, 1995
"STS-63": Dr. Bernard A. Harris, Jr. and Michael Foale became the first African American and Briton, respectively, to walk in space.
Wednesday, February 9, 1994
Saturday, February 9, 1991
Voters in Lithuania support independence.
reaches its perihelion, the closest point to the Sun, during its second visit to the solar system in the 20th Century.
Saturday, February 9, 1985
U.S. drug agent Enrique Camarena is kidnapped and murdered in Mexico (his body is discovered March 5).
Tuesday, February 9, 1982
Australia withdraws recognition of the Pol Pot regime in Cambodia.
Colonel Richard Ratsimandrava, President of Madagascar, is assassinated.
Margaret Thatcher defeats Edward Heath for the leadership of the opposition UK Conservative Party. Thatcher, 49, is Britain's first female leader of any political party.
Fire breaks out in the World Trade Center.
Wednesday, February 9, 1972
The British government declares a state of emergency over a miners' strike.
The Boeing 747 makes its maiden flight.
The Beatles appear on "The Ed Sullivan Show", marking their first live performance on American television. Seen by an estimated 73 million viewers, the appearance becomes the catalyst for the mid-1960s British Invasion of American popular music.
Greeks Turks begin fighting in Limassol, Cyprus.
The Republic of China (Taiwan) drops diplomatic relations with France because of French recognition of the People's Republic of China.
Thursday, February 9, 1961
The Beatles perform for the first time at the Cavern Club.
Yugoslavia and Spain set trade relations (not diplomatic ones)
Thursday, February 9, 1950
The U.S. Army begins to deploy anti-aircraft cannons to protect nuclear stations and military targets.
Pro-communist riots erupt in Paris.
Winston Churchill, in a worldwide broadcast, tells the United States to show its support by sending arms to the British: Give us the tools, and we will finish the job.
Reserve Constable Albert Alexander, a patient at the Radcliffe Infirmary in Oxford, becomes the first person treated with penicillin intravenously, by Howard Florey's team. He reacts positively but there is insufficient supply of the drug to reverse his terminal infection. A successful treatment is achieved during May.
Thursday, February 9, 1933
Saturday, February 9, 1929
Tuesday, February 9, 1926
Flooding hits London suburbs.
Billy Hughes resigns as Prime Minister of Australia, after the Country Party refuses to govern in coalition with him as the leader of the Nationalist Party. Hughes is succeeded by his Treasurer, Stanley Bruce.
Wednesday, February 9, 1916
Saturday, February 9, 1895
The first Japanese arrive in Hawaii.
Thursday, February 9, 1871
Wednesday, February 9, 1870
Saturday, February 9, 1861
About 850 convicts at Chatham Dockyard
in England take over their prison in a riot."BBC History Magazine" (February 2011) p. 11.
American Civil War: The U.S. House unanimously passes a resolution guaranteeing non-interference with slavery in any state.
American Civil War: Jefferson Davis is elected the Provisional President of the Confederate States of America
by the Weed Convention at Montgomery, Alabama.
Thursday, February 9, 1832
Cholera breaks out in London, claiming at least 3,000 victims. It spreads to France and North America later this year. ! maybe also other countries, but these were the only ones mentioned in different places in this article
annexes the Galapagos Islands.
Legislative Council grants a city charter for Jacksonville, Florida
Wednesday, February 9, 1825
Saturday, February 9, 1822
The invading Haitian forces led by Jean Pierre Boyer arrive in Santo Domingo, to overthrow the newly founded Republic.
Tuesday, February 9, 1796
Saturday, February 9, 1788
Austria enters the Russo-Turkish War of 1787–1792 and attacks Moldavia.
Thursday, February 9, 1775
American Revolution: The Parliament of Great Britain declares Massachusetts in rebellion.
Thursday, February 9, 1640
Tuesday, February 9, 1621
Tuesday, February 9, 1588
Wednesday, January 30, 1555 (Julianian calendar)
Tuesday, January 30, 1554 (Julianian calendar)
Thursday, January 30, 1539 (Julianian calendar)
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surrenders, and reverts to its previous status of 'a college of secular canons'.
Thursday, February 2, 1234 (Julianian calendar)
Saint Dominic is canonized.
Upon the death of Knut Långe
, the deposed Erik Eriksson
returns as king of Sweden, possibly after a small war between the two of them. It is also possible that Knut dies of natural causes and Erik peacefully then returns as king.
Pope Gregory IX releases the "Nova Compilatio Decretalium".
Wednesday, February 3, 1003 (Julianian calendar)
Boleslaus III of Bohemia is restored to authority with armed support from Bolesław I the Brave of Poland. In the following months Boleslav's brothers Jaromir and Oldrich flee to Germany and place themselves under the protection of Henry II, Holy Roman Emperor, while Boleslaus III of Bohemia orders massacre of his leading nobles at Vyšehrad.
Wednesday, February 5, 772 (Julianian calendar)
Friday, February 8, 474 (Julianian calendar)
Zeno, father of Leo II, is crowned as co-emperor ("Augustus"). He rules the empire together with his son and stabilises the Eastern frontier.