February 9

February 9 Information from the Holidays and Observances Website

 Holidays and Observances
(Alphabetical Order)

2021 Daily Holidays that fall on February 9, include:

  • Extraterrestrial Culture Day - February 9, 2021 - Second Tuesday in February)
  • Extraterrestrial Visitor Day - February 9, 2021 (Second Tuesday in February)
  • Gwyl Mabsant 
  • National Bagels and Lox Day 
  • National Cut the Cord Day 
  • National Develop Alternative Vices Day 
  • National Pizza Day 
  • National Stop Bullying Day 
  • National Toothache Day 
  • Pizza Pie Day 
  • Read in the Bathtub Day 
  • Safer Internet Day - February 9, 2021 (Second Tuesday in February)

2021 Weekly Holidays that include February 9, are:

  • American Association For the Advancement of Science Week - February 8-11, 2021
  • Boy Scout Anniversary Week - February 7-13, 2021 (First Full Week in February)
  • Burn Awareness Week - February 7-13, 2021
  • Children's Authors & Illustrators Week - February 7-13, 2021 (First Full Week in February)
  • Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week - February 7-14 
  • Dump Your Significant Jerk Week - February 7-13, 2021 (Week Before Valentines Day)
  • Getting Dizzy Week - February 8-14
  • Have a Heart for Chained Dogs Week - February 7-14
  • International Week of Black Women In the Arts - February 7-15
  • Love Makes the World Go Round, but Laughter Keeps Us From Getting Dizzy Week - February 8-14
  • National Crime Prevention Week - February 7-13, 2021
  • National Green Week - February 7 - April 30, 2021
  • National Marriage Week USA - February 7-14
  • Random Acts of Kindness Week - February 8-14, 2021
  • Risk Awareness Week - February 7-14
  • Valentine's Week - February 7-14

2021 Monthly Holidays that include February 9, are:

There are too many monthly holidays to include here, so please check out our February Holidays page to see all of the holidays that are celebrated the entire month of February.

NOTE:

  1. A page on each holiday will be coming soon and linked above.
  2. If a date is a movable holiday, that is different every year, I'll include the year as well as the date rule above. Otherwise, the holiday falls on the same date each year.


World Festivals and Events
(Date Order)

  • Carnival of Venice - January 30 - February 16, 2021 - An annual festival held in Venice, Italy where people wear masks and costumes.
  • Yukon Quest - Starts February 6-18, 2021. This is a 1,000 mile International Sled Dog Race from Whitehorse, Yukon to Anchorage, Alaska. (Race is typically 10-14 days long)
  • World AG Expo - February 9-11, 2021

Astrological Sign

The Astrological Sign for February 9 is an Aquarius.


Birth Flower of the Month

The Birth Flower(s) for the Month for February are:

  • Violet - symbolizes faithfulness, loyalty, humility, wisdom, and hope
  • Primrose - Modesty, distinction, and virtue

Birthstone

The Birthstone for February is Amethyst.


Famous Birthdays

  • 1737 – Thomas Paine, English radical liberal philosopher, American revolutionary (d. 1809)
  • 1773 – William Henry Harrison, 9th President of the United States (d. 1841)
  • 1942 – Carole King, American singer
  • 1943 – Joe Pesci, American actor (Home Alone, Lethal Weapon)
  • 1945 – Mia Farrow, American actress
  • 1949 - Judith Light, American actress (Who's the Boss, One Life to Live)
  • 1963 - Travis Tritt, American Country Music Singer


Famous Deaths

  • 2002 - Princess Margaret of the United Kingdom (b. 1930)
  • 2010 - Phil Harris, American fisherman from Discovery Channel's Deadliest Catch (b. 1956)


Famous Weddings and Divorces

  • 1864 - Brigadier General George Armstrong Custer marries Elizabeth Bacon
  • 1957 - Irish Actor Richard Harris marries Elizabeth Rees
  • 1989 - NBA Basketball player Charles Barkley marries Maureen Blumhardt


Quote of the Day

Stop Bullying....it Hurts!

Stop Bullying.....it Hurts!!

"Bullying is a horrible thing. It sticks with you forever. It poisons you. But only if you let it." ~ Heather Brewer

"People who love themselves, don't hurt other people. The more we hate ourselves, the more we want others to suffer." ~ Dan Pearce

"You will never reach higher ground if you are always pushing others down." ~ Jeffrey Benjamin

"Cyberbullying is Bullying. Hiding behind a pretty screen, doesn't make it less hateful, written words have power." ~ Anon

"My pain may be the reason for somebody's laugh. But my laugh must never be the reason for somebody's pain." ~ Charlie Chaplin

"Bullying is a national epidemic." ~ Macklemore

"Not all forms of abuse leave bruises." ~ Danielle Steel

"No one heals himself by wounding another." ~ St. Ambrose



Recipe of the Day or a
Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day

The Holidays and Observances Recipe of the Day for February 9 is Zach's Gourmet Pizza Recipe by Kerry, of Healthy Diet Habits, in honor of February 9 being National Pizza Day.

The Holidays and Observances Recipe of the Day for February 9 is Zach's Gourmet Pizza Recipe by Kerry, of Healthy Diet Habits, in honor of February 9 being National Pizza Day. (link goes to her website for recipe)


This Day in History

  • 1775 – During the American Revolutionary War. the British Parliament declares Massachusetts in rebellion.
  • 1788 - Austria declares war on Russia
  • 1825 – After no presidential candidate receives a majority of electoral votes in the election of 1824, the U.S. House of Representatives elects John Quincy Adams President of the United States
  • 1863 - The Fire extinguisher is patented by Alanson Crane
  • 1870 – President Ulysses S. Grant signs a joint resolution of Congress establishing the U.S. Weather Bureau
  • 1889 – President Grover Cleveland signs a bill elevating the United States Department of Agriculture to a Cabinet-level agency.
  • 1904 - Japan declares war on Russia
  • 1909 - 1st federal legislation prohibiting narcotics (opium)
  • 1909 - 1st forestry school is incorporated at Kent, Ohio
  • 1918 - U.S. Army chaplain school organizes at Ft Monroe, Virginia
  • 1942 - Daylight Savings War Time goes into effect in US
  • 1964 - GI Joe character created
  • 1965 – Vietnam War: The first United States combat troops are sent to South Vietnam.
  • 1969 – First test flight of the Boeing 747.
  • 2016 - Twelve people die and 85 people were injured when two passenger trains collided in the German town of Bad Aibling


This Day in Music

  • 1957 - Elvis Presley's Too Much hits #1
  • 1964 – The Beatles make their first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show, performing before an audience of 73 million viewers.
  • 1970 - Sly and the Family Stone's Thank You is certified gold
  • 1970 - Simon and Garfunkel's album Bridge Over Troubled Water is certified gold
  • 1974 - The Love Unlimited Orchestra's Love Theme hits #1
  • 1974 - Hall and Oates' She's Gone enters the pop charts
  • 1975 - The variety show Cher, meant to take the place of the old Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour, debuts on CBS with guests Elton John and Bette Midler.
  • 1985 - Madonna's Like A Virgin  hits #1 on the US album chart


Above, is Hall and Oates, She's Gone song, one of my favorites of theirs. They were one of my favorites through High School and College.  I didn't realize this, but they are the world's best-selling musical duo!

This Day in Sports

  • 1895 - Volleyball is invented by W G Morgan in Massachusetts
  • 1900 – The Davis Cup competition is established by Dwight Davis
  • 1932 - America enters the Olympic 2-man bobsled competition for 1st time
  • 1940 - Joe Louis beats Arturo Godoy in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1964 - 9th Winter Olympic games close at Innsbruck, Austria
  • 1974 - US female Figure Skating championship won by Dorothy Hamill
    1974 - US male Figure Skating championship won by Gordon McKellen Jr
  • 1976 - Oscar Charleston selected to baseball's the Hall of Fame
  • 1991 - Terry Norris knocks down Sugar Ray Leonard twice & beats him
  • 1997 - Scotty Bowman, is the 1st NHL coach to win 1,000 games
  • 2018 - The 2018 Winter Olympics opening ceremony is held in Pyeongchang, South Korea

Word of the Day from Wiktionary

set the Thames on fire (verb)

1. (idiomatic) To achieve something amazing; to do something which brings great public acclaim.

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