Tuesday, August 20, 2019 (Week 34)

February 9 in History

What happened on February 9 in history?

A chronological timetable of historical events that occurred on february 9 in history. Historical facts of the day in the areas of military, politics, science, music, sports, arts, entertainment and more. Discover what happened on february 9 in history.

1994
Nelson Mandela becomes the first black president of South Africa.
1978
Canada expels 11 Soviets in spying case.
1964
The U.S. embassy in Moscow is stoned by Chinese and Vietnamese students.
1953
The French destroy six Viet Minh war factories hidden in the jungles of Vietnam.
1951
Actress Greta Garbo gets U.S. citizenship.
1946
Stalin announces the new five-year plan for the Soviet Union, calling for production boosts of 50 percent.
1943
The Red Army takes back Kursk 15 months after it fell to the Germans.
1942
Chiang Kai-shek meets with Sir Stafford Cripps, the British viceroy in India.
1922
The U.S. Congress establishes the World War Foreign Debt Commission.
1916
Conscription begins in Great Britain as the Military Service Act becomes effective.
1909
France agrees to recognize German economic interests in Morocco in exchange for political supremacy.
1904
Japanese troops land near Seoul, Korea, after disabling two Russian cruisers.
1864
Union General George Armstrong Custer marries Elizabeth Bacon in their hometown of Monroe, Mich.
1861
Jefferson F. Davis is elected president of the Confederate States of America.
1825
The House of Representatives elects John Quincy Adams, sixth U.S. President.
1799
The USS Constellation captures the French frigate Insurgente off the West Indies.
1567
Lord Darnley, the second husband of Mary, Queen of Scots, is murdered in his sick-bed in a house in Edinburgh when the house blows up.

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