February 9 holidays in 2024

Holiday name Holiday location Holiday type
St Maron's Day Lebanon Public Holiday
National Pizza Day - Unofficial (Food & Drinks)
National Toothache Day - Unofficial (Health & Body)
Spring Festival Eve China National Holiday
Seollal Holiday South Korea Public Holiday
Chinese New Year's Eve Taiwan National Holiday
Vietnamese New Year's Eve Vietnam National Holiday
National Bagel and Lox Day - Unofficial (Food & Drinks)

Historical Events on February 9

  • 1825: The U.S House of Representatives elect John Quincy Adams as the President of the U.S when the Electoral College fails to give a majority to any Presidential candidate.
  • 1861: The Confederate Convention in Montgomery. Alabama elects Jefferson Davis as the Provisional Confederate President of the Confederate States of America.
  • 1870: A joint resolution of Congress that establishes the United States Weather Bureau is signed by United States President Ulysses S. Grant.
  • 1889: The U.S Department of Agriculture is raised to a Cabinet level position when United States President Grover Cleveland signs the bill elevating it to such status.
  • 1941: A bomb dropped on the Cathedral of San Lorenzo in Genoa, Italy turns out to be a dud and fails to detonate during World War II.
  • 1942: All the top military leaders in the U.S military hold their first formal meeting to discuss their military operations in the war.
  • 1942: In order to help conserve energy resources, a year-round daylight savings time is reinstated in the U.S.
  • 1943: Allied forces declare Guadalcanal to be secure after remaining Japanese forces left the island.
  • 1945: British submarine the HMS Venturer torpedoes and sinks the German sub U-864 off of the coast of Fedje, Norway.
  • 1950: United States Senator Joseph McCarthy publicly declares that the U.S Department of State is filled with communist agents.

Famous Birthdays on February 9

  • American General and 9th President of the U.S., William Henry Harrison is born in 1773.
  • English author and playwright, Anthony Hope is born in 1863.
  • French biochemist and Nobel Prize laureate, Jacques Monod is born in 1910.
  • American General Orlando Darby is born in 1911.
  • American actor Joe Pesci is born in 1943.
  • American economist and Nobel Prize laureate, Joseph Stiglitz is born in 1943.
  • American novelist and short story writer, Alice Walker is born in 1944.
  • Japanese cell biologist and Nobel Prize laureate, Yoshinori Ohsumi is born in 1945.
  • American actress Judith Light is born in 1949.

Mardi Gras

Ash Wednesday