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