February 9

February 9

Earliest day on which People's Sunday can fall, while March 15 is the latest; celebrated on the first Sunday before Easter. (Malta)

Events

1849 – New Roman Republic established
1895 – William G. Morgan creates a game called Mintonette, which soon comes to be referred to as volleyball.
1900 – The Davis Cup competition is established.
1913 – A group of meteors is visible across much of the eastern seaboard of North and South America, leading astronomers to conclude the source had been a small, short-lived natural satellite of the Earth.
1920 – Under the terms of the Spitsbergen Treaty, international diplomacy recognizes Norwegian sovereignty over Arctic archipelago Svalbard, and designates it as demilitarized.
1942 – Year-round Daylight saving time is re-instated in the United States as a wartime measure to help conserve energy resources.
1951 – Geochang massacre: Korean War
1959 – The R-7 Semyorka, the first intercontinental ballistic missile, becomes operational at Plesetsk, USSR.
1969 – First test flight of the Boeing 747.
1971 – The Sylmar earthquake hits the San Fernando Valley area of California.
1991 – Voters in Lithuania vote for independence.

 

 

 

 

 



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