This Day in History for 9th February

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 186

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
French Emperor Napoléon BonaparteFrench Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte 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
President of the Confederate States of America Jefferson DavisPresident of the Confederate States of America Jefferson Davis 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
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Joe LouisBoxer and World Heavyweight Champion Joe Louis 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
32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt 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
US Senator Joseph McCarthyUS Senator Joseph McCarthy 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

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 262

1404 - Constantine XI Dragases, last Byzantine Emperor
1441 - Ali Sjir Neva'i [Fani], Turkish poet/author (Mahbub al-kulub)
1533 - Shimazu Yoshihisa, Japanese samurai (d. 1611)
1578 - Giambattista Andreini, Italian playwright/actor (L'adamo)
1579 - John Meursius, [van Meurs], Dutch historian
1602 - Franciscus van de Enden, Flemish jesuit/free thinker/tutor of Spinoza
1607 - Abraham Megerle, composer
1645 - Johann Aegidius Bach, German violistian (d. 1716)
1666 - George Hamilton, 1st Earl of Orkney, British soldier (d. 1737)
1735 - Adriaan Kluit, Dutch historian
1741 - Henri-Joseph Rigel, composer
1744 - Amos Bull, composer
1748 - Luther Martin, American patriot (d. 1826)
1756 - Karel Blazej Kopriva, composer
1763 - Ludwig I, Grand Duke of Baden (d. 1830)
1769 - Susette Gontard, the beloved of the poet Friedrich Hölderlin (d. 1802)
1771 - Daniel Belknap, composer
9th US President William Henry Harrison9th US President William Henry Harrison (1773) 1773 - William Henry Harrison, Charles City Virginia, 9th President of the United States (March 4-April 4, 1841)
1775 - Farkas/Wolfgang Bolyai, Hungary, mathematician (parallel axiom)
1780 - Walenty Karol Kratzer, composer
1781 - Johann Baptist von Spix, German scientist (d. 1826)
1783 - Vasily Zhukovsky, Russian poet (d. 1852)
1789 - Franz Xaver Gabelsberger, German inventor of the stenography (d. 1849)
1808 - Francesco Gomez da Rocha, composer
1814 - Samuel Jones Tilden, philanthropist for NY Public Library
1822 - Charles T Stork, Dutch industrialist
1826 - John Alexander Logan, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1886
1830 - Abd-ul-Aziz, Ottoman Sultan (d. 1876)
1834 - Felix Dahn, writer
1834 - Franz Xaver Witt, composer
1839 - Silas Adams, American lawyer and politician (d. 1896)
1846 - Wilhelm Maybach, German engineer, designer of 1st Mercedes
1846 - Whitaker Wright, English mining tycoon (d. 1904)
1853 - Leander Starr Jameson, PM of South African Cape colony
1854 - Aletta [Henriette] Jacobs, 1st Dutch female physician
1854 - Edward Carson, 1st Baron Carson, lawyer/leader (Irish Unionist Party)
1857 - Johannes T de Visser, theologist/Dutch 1st minister of Education
1863 - Anthony Hope [Hopkins], London, novelist
1865 - Erich von Drygalski, Germany, geographer/glaciologist/Antarctic expl
1865 - Mrs [Beatrice] Patrick Campbell, England, actress (Pygmalion)
1866 - George Ade, US, journalist/playwright/humorist (Fables in Slang)
1867 - Edward Naylor, composer
1871 - Franc S Finzgar, Slovenian clergyman/writer (Our Blood)
1871 - Howard T Ricketts, US pathologist (studied typhus fever)
1874 - Amy Lowell, US poet/critic (Patterns, Sword Blades & Poppy Seed)
1874 - Vsevolod Meyerhold, Russian theatrical director/actor (Houligan)
1875 - Sidney Hugo Nicholson, composer
1876 - Martin Stixrud, Norway, figure skater (Olympic-bronze-1920)
1879 - Carl Natanael Berg, composer
1879 - Jacques Bainville, French historian/essayist/journalist
1880 - Lipót Fejér, Hungarian mathematician (d. 1959)
1882 - Thomas Campbell, South African cricket wicketkeeper (5 Tests 1909-12)
1884 - Frederik Gerretson, [Geerten Gossaert], Dutch poet/politician)
1885 - Alban Maria Johannes Berg, Vienna Austria, a Lulu of a composer!
1887 - Henry Zimmerman, baseball player (1912-batted .372 with 14 HRs)
1887 - Vital Celen, Flemish writer (Puppy Love)
1890 - Jacobus J P Oud, Dutch architect/co-founder (Stijl)
1891 - Pietro Nenni, Italy, socialist/minister of foreign affairs (1946-47)
1891 - Ronald Colman, England, 1947 Acad Award actor (Tale of 2 Cities)
1892 - Barend ter Haar, Dutch lawyer (Indonesian adat justice)
1892 - Peggy Wood, Brooklyn New York, American actress (One Life to Live, Mama)
1892 - Tommy Treichel, American professional wrestler (d. 1936)
1895 - Hermann Brill, German politician (d. 1959)
1897 - Charles Edward Kingsford-Smith, pioneer Australian aviator
1901 - Brian Donlevy, Ireland, actor (Barbary Coast, Glass Key, Wake Island)
1901 - James Murray, American actor (d. 1936)
1902 - Blanche Calloway, US vocalist/dancer (12 Clouds of Joy)
1902 - Chester H Lauck, Allene AR, actor (Dreaming Out Loud, 2 Weeks to Live)
1902 - Gertrud Scholtz-Klink, German women's leader (d. 1999)
1903 - Georg Trexler, composer
1906 - Gwen Catley, British(?) soprano
1906 - André Kostolany, stock market expert and speculator (d. 1999)
1907 - Aubrey "Dit" Clapper, NHL hall of famer (Boston Bruins)
1908 - Jackie Fields, US, featherweight boxer (Olympic-gold-1924)
1909 - Carmen Miranda, Brazil, vocalist/actress (Copacabana, Date With Judy)
1909 - Dean Rusk, US Secretary of State (1961-69)
1909 - Harald Genzmer, composer
1909 - Heather Angel, Oxford England, actress (Informer, Last of Mohicans)
1909 - John Eustace Theodore Brancker, lawyer/parliamentarian
1910 - Jacques Monod, French biochemist
1911 - Eustace Wenworth Roskill, law lord
1911 - William Darby, American WWII Army officer (d. 1945)
1912 - Hubert William Dean, air armaments specialist
1913 - Leo van der Kar, masseur/businessman/founder (Sports funds)
1914 - Bill "Rhymes with Wreck" Veeck, baseball club owner
1914 - Ernest Tubb, Tx, guitarist/singer (I'm Walking the Floor over You)
1914 - Gypsy Rose Lee, Seattle Wash, stripper (or 0109 or 0208)
1914 - Max Manus, resistance fighter
1914 - Ralph Herman, Milwaukee Wisc, orchestra leader (Circus Time)
1915 - Lennard Pearce, English actor (d. 1984)
1916 - Tex Hughson, American baseball player (d. 1993)
1921 - B M Ducat-Amos, Air Commandant/director (RAF Nursing Service)
1921 - Charles Montgomery Monteith, publisher
1922 - James C "Jim" Laker, Bradford England, cricket off spinner
Irish Poet and Playwright Brendan BehanIrish Poet and Playwright Brendan Behan (1923) 1923 - Brendan Behan, Dublin Ireland, author/poet (Hostage)
1923 - Kathryn Grayson, NC, vocalist/actress (Anchors Aweigh, Kiss Me Kate)
1923 - Norman E Shumway, Mich, pioneer cardiac transplant surgeon
1924 - George Guest, British organist
1925 - Vic Wertz, baseball player
1925 - Burkhard Heim, German physicist (d. 2001)

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 4 of 4

Union General George Armstrong CusterUnion General George Armstrong Custer (1864) 1864 - Brigadier General George Armstrong Custer marries Elizabeth Clift Bacon
1957 - Actor Richard Harris (26) weds socialite Elizabeth Rees (20)
1989 - NBA power forward Charles Barkley (26) weds legal aide Maureen Blumhardt in Elkton, Maryland
1991 - Composer Andrew Lloyd Webber (42) weds equestrian Madeleine Gurdon (28) in Westminster, London

Famous Divorces

Divorces 1 - 1 of 1

2012 - Actress Parminder Nagra files for divorce from photographer James Stenson due to irreconcilable differences after 3 years of marriage

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 115

1011 - Bernard I, Duke of Saxony
1199 - Minamoto no Yoritomo, Japanese shogun (b. 1147)
1450 - Agnès Sorel, mistress of King Charles VII of France (b. 1421)
1555 - John Hooper, deprived Bishop of Gloucester, burnt for heresy
1555 - Rowland Taylor, English pastor (executed) (b. 1510)
1567 - Henry Stuart, earl of Darnley/Consort of Mary Queen of Scots, murdered
1583 - Jeseph Sanalbo, Jewish convert in Rome, burned at stake
1588 - Marquis of Santa Cruz, Spanish admiral, dies
1617 - Hans Christoph Haiden, composer, dies at 44
1619 - Lucilio Vanini, Italian philosopher (b. 1585)
1640 - Murad IV, sultan of Turkey (1623-40), dies in Baghdad at 27
1670 - Frederik III, King of Denmark/Norway (1648-70), dies at 60
1675 - Gerrit Dou / Gerard Douw, Dutch painter (b. 1613)
1709 - François Louis, Prince of Conti, French general (b. 1664)
1740 - Vincenz Lubeck, composer, dies at 85
1751 - Henri F D'Aguesseau, Chancellor of France (1717..50), dies at 82
1752 - Fredric Hasselquist, Swedish naturalist (b. 1722)
1765 - Elisabetta de Gambarini, composer, dies at 33
1777 - Seth Pomeroy, American gunsmith and soldier (b. 1706)
1782 - Joseph Aloysius Assemani, Syrian orientalist (b. 1710)
1803 - Jean François de Saint-Lambert, French poet (b. 1716)
1811 - Nevil Maskelyne, 5th Astronomer Royal of England (1765-1811), dies
1812 - Franz Anton Hoffmeister, composer, dies at 57
1817 - Franz Wilhelm Tausch, composer, dies at 54
1824 - Anna K Emmerick/Emmerich, German poet, dies at 49
1846 - Henry Gally Knight, architect/writer, dies
1849 - Corneille Vander Planken, composer, dies at 76
1857 - Dionysios Solomos, Greek poet of the Greek national anthem (b. 1798)
1860 - Eduard W van Dam van Isselt, Dutch milt/liberal politician, dies at 63
1874 - Jules Michelet, French historian (History of France), dies at 75
Novelist Fyodor DostoyevskyNovelist Fyodor Dostoyevsky (1881) 1881 - Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Russian novelist (Crime & Punishment), dies at 59
1891 - Johan B Jongkind, Dutch/French painter (Winter View), dies at 71
1906 - Paul Laurence Dunbar, black dialect poet, dies at 33 in Dayton, Ohio
1916 - Hynek Ignac Frantisek Vojacek, composer, dies at 90
1916 - Jack Barrett, cricketer (2 Tests for Australia 1890), dies
1917 - Francis Allan, cricket bowler (lefty in 1879 Aust-Eng Test), dies
1918 - Emiel van der Straeten, [Delrue], Flemish playwright, dies at 30
1924 - Nils Kj'r, Norwegian playwright (Det Lykkelige Valg), dies at 53
Poet Paul Laurence DunbarPoet Paul Laurence Dunbar (1906) 1932 - Junnosuke Inouye, Japanese minister of Finance, murdered
1935 - Karl Nef, Swiss musicologist, dies at 61
1936 - Jacques Bainville, French historian/essayist/journalist, dies at 57
1938 - Truby King, pioneer of mothercraft, dies
1940 - Eugene Bleuler, Swiss psychiatrist (b. 1857)
1943 - ... Reydons, wife of General Reydons, shot to death by resistance
1945 - George J L Maduro, resistance fighter (Madurodam), dies in Dachau
1945 - Jan Bakker, resistance fighter, executed at 26
1948 - Karl Valentin, German comic/writer, dies at 65
1949 - Poul Julius Ouscher Schierbeck, composer, dies at 60
1951 - Eddy Duchin, American musician (b. 1910)
1952 - Norman Douglas, essayist/novelist, dies
1957 - Miklos Horthy von Nagybanya, Hung admiral/regent (1920-44), dies at 88
1960 - Ernst von Dohnanyi, US composer, dies at 82
1960 - Alexandre Benois, Russian artist (b. 1870)
1961 - Grigory Levenfish, Intl chess grandmaster from Russia, dies at 70
1964 - Willie Bryant, singer (Sugar Hill Times), dies at 55
1966 - Sophie Tucker, Russ/US singer/actress (My Yiddish Mama), dies at 79
1968 - Barbara Everest, actress (Inquest, Madeleine), dies at 77
1968 - Frederik M baron van Asbeck, lawyer (League of Nations), dies at 78
1969 - Manuel Plaza Reyes, Chilean marathoner (Oly-gold 1928), dies at 68
1969 - [George] Gabby Hayes, actor (Albuquerque, Colorado), dies at 83
1973 - Max Yasgur, owner Woodstock-festival farmland, dies at 53
1973 - Vasiliki Maliaros, Greek actress (b. 1883)
1974 - Cees de Lange, Dutch conferencier, dies at 60
1975 - Constant Burniaux, Belgian art historian (L'amour Vivre), dies at 82
1976 - Percy Faith, Canadian musician (b. 1908)
1977 - Denys Amiel, French dramatist/playwright (Le mouton noir), dies at 92
1977 - Gaus, an orangautan who lived to be 59
1977 - Sergei Ilyushin, Russian airplane builder (Ilyushin), dies at 82
Serial Killer Ted BundySerial Killer Ted Bundy (1978) 1978 - Kimberly Leach, killed by Ted Bundy in Lake City Fla at 12
1978 - Costante Girardengo, Italian cyclist (b. 1893)
1978 - Julio Jaramillo, Ecuadorian singer (b. 1935)
1979 - C I J Smith, cricket all-rounder (5 Tests for England 1935-37), dies
1979 - Dennis Gabor, Hungarian physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1900)
1980 - Antoine Pompe, Belgian architect, dies at 106
1980 - Tom Macdonald, Welsh journalist and novelist (b. 1900)
1981 - Bill Haley, vocalist (Rock Around Clock), dies of heart attack at 55
1984 - Balasaraswathi, Indian classical dancer, dies in Madras
1984 - Yuri Andropov, Gen Sec of Soviet Communist Party (1982-84), dies at 69
1989 - Osamu Tezuka, Japanese manga artist (b. 1928)
1991 - James Cleveland, American gospel singer (b. 1931)
1993 - David Willis, British journalist (BBC World Service), dies at 54
1993 - Kate Wilkinson, actress (Clara-Another World), dies of cancer at 76
1993 - Nasrullah Mansoor, Afghan guerilla leader/governor of Paktia, dies
1994 - Arnold Smith, Brit 1st sec-gen of Commonwealth (1965-75), dies at 79
1994 - Jarmila Novotna, Czech/US soprano (Madame Butterfly), dies at 86
1994 - Louis Kaufman, US violinist/conductor (Gone with the Wind), dies at 88
1994 - Howard Martin Temin, American geneticist, Nobel laureate (b. 1934)
1995 - David Wayne, [Wayne Mcmeekan], US actor (Dallas), dies at 81
1995 - J William Fulbright, (Sen-D-Ark)/anti-Vietnam War, dies at 89
1996 - Adolf Galland, general (Luftwaffe), dies at 83
1996 - Alistair Cameron Crombie, historian of science, dies at 80
1996 - Barry Troyna, teacher/educational sociologist, dies at 44
1996 - Charles Henry "Harry" Urwin, trade unionist, dies at 80
1996 - Gerald Savory, actor playwright/TV producer (3 Weeks), dies at 86
1996 - Neil Franklin, soccer star, dies at 74
1997 - Barry Evans, actor (Dr Upton-Dr in the House), dies at 53
1997 - Brian Connolly, lead singer (Sweet), dies of heart failure at 52
1998 - Laxness, Iceland's Nobel Literature laureate, dies at 95
1999 - Bryan Mosley, British actor (b. 1931)
2001 - Herbert Simon, American economist, Nobel laureate (b. 1916)

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