9 February: Have you been thinking about what special day is today on 9th February?
Well, this post will help you get some important information about the events that happened on this day in history on 9th February.
What Happened Today? On This Day in History: 9 February
- In 1757, Kolkata was restored to the British after signing the Treaty of Alinagar. It was an important event and was seen as a prelude to the final Bengal seizure by the British.
- In 1996, Peter Armbruster, a German physicist, synthesized the chemical element 112 and his team of scientists. It is a heavy transuranium element. Later, it was given the name copernicium.
- In 2014, some legal rights, such as visiting federal prisons and others, were extended to same-sex couples in the United States.
- In 1773, the 9th president of the United States, William Henry Harrison was born on this day.
- In 1867, Japanese novelist Natsume Sōseki, who is famous for his novels Kokoro, Botchan and I Am a Cat, was born.
- In 1892, a famous American wrestler, Tommy Treichel, was born.
- In 1940, J.M. Coetzee, a famous South African translator, critic, and novelist who was also the winner of the Nobel Prize for literature in 2003, was born.
- In 1954, Mary Jo Duffy, the famous American writer and editor of comic books, was born.
- In 1881, famous Russian novelist and short-story writer, Fyodor Dostoevsky died on this day.
- In 1981, Bill Haley, a famous American rock and roll musician, died.
- In 1984, Yuri Andropov, the Soviet Premier who succeeded Leonid Brezhnev, died after 15 months of serving.
- In 2002, Princess Margaret, the second daughter of King George VI, died in London.
- In 2008, famous Indian social worker and activist, Murlidhar Devidas Amte died.
What Special Day is Today: 9 February
- Chocolate Day is celebrated worldwide on this day as a part of Valentine’s Day week.
- National Read in the Bathtub Day is celebrated today.
- National Toothache Day is celebrated today.
- National Bagels and Lox Day is celebrated in the United States.
On this day in history on 9th February a lot happened and has contributed to some important changes in the world that we live in today.
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