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Saturday 9 February 2019 Calendar with holidays, observances and special days

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Holidays and observances

  • Mother's Day in Norway (Second Sunday of February)
  • National Bagel Day and National Pizza Day in USA (National Bagels and Lox Day)
  • Navam Full Moon Poya Day in Sri Lanka (The Buddha proclaims for the first time a code of fundamental ethical precepts for the monks)
  • Read In The Bathtub Day
  • Toothache Day (It is so important that we learn how to take care of our teeth and not only get rid of nasty aches but also stop them coming back or turning into something more serious)
  • Tu Bishvat (the fifteenth day of Shevat) - The New Year for trees or ט"וּ בִּשְׁבָט
  • World Marine Mammal Protection Day and World Whale Day (is celebrated since 1986)

Events

  • 1996 – Copernicium is first discovered.
  • 1978 – The Budd Company unveils its first SPV-2000 self-propelled railcar in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • 1971 – Satchel Paige becomes the first Negro League player to be voted into the USA's Baseball Hall of Fame.
  • 1965 – The United States Marine Corps sends a MIM-23 Hawk missile battalion to South Vietnam, the first American troops in-country without an official advisory or training mission.
  • 1964 – The Beatles make their first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show, performing before a "record-busting" audience of 73 million viewers across the USA.
  • 1959 – The R-7 Semyorka, the first intercontinental ballistic missile, becomes operational at Plesetsk, USSR.
  • 1950 – Second Red Scare: US Senator Joseph McCarthy accuses the United States Department of State of being filled with Communists.
  • 1942 – World War II: Top United States military leaders hold their first formal meeting to discuss American military strategy in the war.
  • 1942 – Year-round Daylight saving time is re-instated in the United States as a wartime measure to help conserve energy resources.
  • 1889 – US president Grover Cleveland signs a bill elevating the United States Department of Agriculture to a Cabinet-level agency.
  • 1861 – American Civil War: Jefferson Davis is elected the Provisional President of the Confederate States of America by the Confederate convention at Montgomery, Alabama.
  • 1825 – After no candidate receives a majority of electoral votes in the US presidential election of 1824, the United States House of Representatives elects John Quincy Adams as President of the United States.
  • 1775 – American Revolutionary War: The British Parliament declares Massachusetts in rebellion.
  • 951 – The Northern Han Kingdom is founded by Liu Chong in modern-day Shanxi.

Births

  • 1991 – Logan Ryan, American football player
  • 1987 – Michael B. Jordan, American actor
  • 1985 – David Gallagher, American actor
  • 1984 – Maurice Ager, American basketball player, singer, and producer
  • 1982 – Jameer Nelson, American basketball player
  • 1980 – Manu Raju, American journalist
  • 1980 – Margarita Levieva, Russian-American actress
  • 1976 – Charlie Day, American actor, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1975 – Vladimir Guerrero, Dominican-American baseball player
  • 1974 – Amber Valletta, American model
  • 1974 – Brad Maynard, American football player
  • 1974 – John Wallace, American basketball player and coach
  • 1973 – Colin Egglesfield, American actor
  • 1971 – Matt Gogel, American golfer
  • 1969 – Jimmy Smith, American football player
  • 1968 – Derek Strong, American basketball player and race car driver
  • 1967 – Todd Pratt, American baseball player and coach
  • 1964 – Debrah Miceli, Italian-American wrestler and manager
  • 1963 – Brian Greene, American physicist
  • 1963 – Travis Tritt, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor
  • 1961 – John Kruk, American baseball player and sportscaster
  • 1960 – Peggy Whitson, American biochemist and astronaut
  • 1958 – Chris Nilan, American ice hockey player, coach, and radio host
  • 1957 – Terry McAuliffe, American businessman and politician, 72nd Governor of Virginia
  • 1956 – Mookie Wilson, American baseball player and coach
  • 1955 – Jerry Beck, American historian and author
  • 1954 – Chris Gardner, American businessman and philanthropist
  • 1954 – Jo Duffy, American author
  • 1953 – Gabriel Rotello, American journalist and author, founded OutWeek
  • 1952 – Danny White, American football player and sportscaster
  • 1951 – David Pomeranz, American singer, musician, and composer
  • 1950 – Richard F. Colburn, American sergeant and politician
  • 1949 – Judith Light, American actress
  • 1947 – Alexis Smirnoff, Canadian-American wrestler and actor
  • 1947 – Joe Ely, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1947 – Major Harris, American R&B singer (d. 2012)
  • 1946 – Bob Eastwood, American golfer
  • 1946 – Jim Webb, American captain and politician, 18th United States Secretary of the Navy
  • 1946 – Vince Papale, American football player and sportscaster
  • 1945 – Carol Wood, American mathematician and academic
  • 1945 – Mia Farrow, American actress, activist, and former fashion model
  • 1944 – Alice Walker, American novelist, short story writer, and poet
  • 1943 – Barbara Lewis, American soul/R&B singer-songwriter
  • 1943 – Joe Pesci, American actor
  • 1943 – Joseph Stiglitz, American economist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
  • 1942 – Carole King, American singer-songwriter and pianist
  • 1941 – Sheila Kuehl, American actress, lawyer, gay rights activist, and politician
  • 1939 – Barry Mann, American pianist, songwriter, and producer
  • 1937 – Clete Boyer, American baseball player and manager (d. 2007)
  • 1931 – Robert Morris, American sculptor and painter
  • 1930 – Garner Ted Armstrong, American evangelist and author (d. 2003)
  • 1929 – Clement Meadmore, Australian-American sculptor (d. 2005)
  • 1928 – Frank Frazetta, American painter and illustrator (d. 2010)
  • 1928 – Roger Mudd, American journalist
  • 1927 – Richard A. Long, American historian and author (d. 2013)
  • 1925 – John B. Cobb, American philosopher and theologian
  • 1923 – Tonie Nathan, American radio host, producer, and politician (d. 2014)
  • 1922 – C. P. Krishnan Nair, Indian businessman, founded The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts (d. 2014)
  • 1922 – Kathryn Grayson, American actress and soprano (d. 2010)
  • 1922 – Robert E. Ogren, American zoologist (d. 2005)
  • 1918 – Lloyd Noel Ferguson, African American chemist (d. 2011)
  • 1916 – Tex Hughson, American baseball player (d. 1993)
  • 1914 – Ernest Tubb, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1984)
  • 1911 – William Orlando Darby, American general (d. 1945)
  • 1909 – Dean Rusk, American colonel and politician, 54th United States Secretary of State (d. 1994)
  • 1909 – Heather Angel, English-American actress (d. 1986)
  • 1901 – Brian Donlevy, American actor (d. 1972)
  • 1901 – James Murray, American actor (d. 1936)
  • 1896 – Alberto Vargas, Peruvian-American painter and illustrator (d. 1982)
  • 1892 – Peggy Wood, American actress (d. 1978)
  • 1891 – Ronald Colman, English-American actor (d. 1958)
  • 1889 – Larry Semon, American actor, producer, director and screenwriter (d. 1928)
  • 1885 – Clarence H. Haring, American historian and author (d. 1960)
  • 1874 – Amy Lowell, American poet, critic, and educator (d. 1925)
  • 1871 – Howard Taylor Ricketts, American pathologist and physician (d. 1910)
  • 1846 – Wilhelm Maybach, German engineer and businessman, founded Maybach (d. 1929)
  • 1839 – Silas Adams, American colonel, lawyer, and politician (d. 1896)
  • 1814 – Samuel J. Tilden, American lawyer and politician, 28th Governor of New York (d. 1886)
  • 1800 – Hyrum Smith, American religious leader (d. 1844)
  • 1789 – Franz Xaver Gabelsberger, German engineer, invented Gabelsberger shorthand (d. 1849)
  • 1773 – William Henry Harrison, American general and politician, 9th President of the United States (d. 1841)
  • 1769 – George W. Campbell, Scottish-American lawyer and politician, 5th United States Secretary of the Treasury (d. 1848)
  • 1737 – Thomas Paine, English-American philosopher, author, and activist (d. 1809)

Deaths

  • 2015 – Ed Sabol, American film producer, co-founded NFL Films (b. 1916)
  • 2014 – Hal Herring, American football player and coach (b. 1924)
  • 2013 – Keiko Fukuda, Japanese-American martial artist and trainer (b. 1913)
  • 2013 – Richard Artschwager, American painter, illustrator, and sculptor (b. 1923)
  • 2010 – Walter Frederick Morrison, American businessman, invented the Frisbee (b. 1920)
  • 2008 – Christopher Hyatt American occultist and author (b. 1943)
  • 2007 – Hank Bauer, American baseball player and manager (b. 1922)
  • 2006 – Freddie Laker, English pilot and businessman, founded Laker Airways (b. 1922)
  • 2005 – Robert Kearns, American engineer, invented the windscreen wiper (b. 1927)
  • 2002 – Isabelle Holland, Swiss-American author (b. 1920)
  • 2001 – Herbert A. Simon, American political scientist, economist, and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1916)
  • 1995 – David Wayne, American actor (b. 1914)
  • 1995 – J. William Fulbright, American lawyer and politician (b. 1905)
  • 1994 – Howard Martin Temin, American geneticist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1934)
  • 1981 – Bill Haley, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1925)
  • 1979 – Allen Tate, American poet and academic (b. 1899)
  • 1977 – Sergey Ilyushin, Russian engineer and businessman, founded the Ilyushin Design Company (b. 1894)
  • 1969 – George "Gabby" Hayes, American actor and singer (b. 1885)
  • 1966 – Sophie Tucker, Russian-born American singer (b. 1884)
  • 1951 – Eddy Duchin, American pianist, bandleader, and actor (b. 1910)
  • 1945 – Ella D. Barrier, American educator (b. 1852)
  • 1930 – Richard With, Norwegian captain and businessman, founded Hurtigruten (b. 1846)
  • 1906 – Paul Laurence Dunbar, American author, poet, and playwright (b. 1872)
  • 1777 – Seth Pomeroy, American general and gunsmith (b. 1706)
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