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9 February

474 – Byzantine Empire – Zeno became co-emperor. http://www.roman-empire.net/constant/zeno.html

1555 – England – John Hooper, Bishop of Gloucester, burned at the stake. http://www.luminarium.org/encyclopedia/hooper.htm

1621 – Rome – Cardinal Alessandro Ludovisi became Pope Gregory XV. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_Gregory_XV

1654 – Tortuga Island – Capture of Fort Rocher (Franco-Spanish War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capture_of_Fort_Rocher

1827 – UK – Earthquake measuring 2.8Mw, epicentre in Caernarfon, Gwynedd, Wales.

1870 – USA – US Weather Bureau established. http://www.wired.com/2010/02/0209national-weather-service-founded/


1895 – USA – The game Mintonette (Volleyball) created by William G Morgan. http://youtu.be/3BqyHHLiM8U  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Volleyball

1900 – USA – Davis Cup established. http://www.daviscup.com/en/organisation/davis-cup-history.aspx

1904 – China – Battle of Port Arthur ended (Russo-Japanese War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Port_Arthur

1913 – Canada – Great Meteor Procession. https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap130209.html

1920 – France – Svalbard Treaty signed. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Svalbard_Treaty

1937 – USA – United Airlines plane crashed near San Francisco Municipal Airport, California, 11 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19370209-0

1938 – France – Air France plane crashed at Étang de Berre, 7 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19380209-0

1941 – Egypt/Libya – Operation Compass ended (WWII). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Compass

1941 – USA – US Navy crashed at San Diago North Island NAS, California, 1 killed (WWII). http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19410209-0

1942 – New Britain – Battle of Rabaul ended (WWII). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Rabaul_(1942)

1942 – USA – Year round Daylight saving time re-instated as wartime measure to conserve energy. http://www.timeanddate.com/time/dst/history.html

1943 – Solomom Islands – Guadalcanal Campaign ended (WWII). http://ww2db.com/battle_spec.php?battle_id=9

1945 – Norway – Black Friday (WWII). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Friday_(1945)

1951 – South Korea – Geochang Massacre began (Korean War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geochang_massacre

1953 – Egypt – Egyptian Air Force plane crashed near Cairo, 30 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19530209-0

1964 – Austria – IX Winter Olympic Games Closing Ceremony in Innsbruck. http://www.olympic.org/innsbruck-1964-winter-olympics


1971 – USA – Earthquake measuring 6.7Mw, epicentre in Sylmar, 65 killed. http://youtu.be/fiabD0WBl7w http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/states/events/1971_02_09.php

1982 – Japan – Japan Airlines Flight 350 crashed near Tokyo International Airport, 24 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19820209-0 http://murderpedia.org/male.K/k/katagiri-seiji.htm


1996 – UK – IRA bomb exploded st Canary Wharf, London. http://youtu.be/6vtOV6HPz90  http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/february/10/newsid_2539000/2539265.stm

2013 – Colombia – Earthquake measuring 6.9Mw, epicentre near Yacuanquer, 15 killed. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2013_Nari%C3%B1o_earthquake

2016 – Germany – Bad Aibling train crash, 12 killed. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bad_Aibling_rail_accident