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February 9: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Facts & Historic Events That Happened on February 9

February 9th is Read In The Bathtub Day and Pizza Day.

Today marks the fortieth day of the year. We’re slowly getting through the year, but still have 325 days left until the end of the year.

Everyone who was born on February 9 shares the zodiac sign of Aquarius.

Find out all about February 9th with our past events and cool facts, including births and deaths and why this had an important role in history.

Did you know that on this day in 1984, Hershey’s Chocolate Company was founded by M. S. Hershey? The company is one of the largest chocolate manufacturers in the world.

Keep reading for more facts about February 9th in history!

What Happened On February 9 In History?

1997

The Simpsons aired its 167th episode, which made it the longest-running animation in TV history.

The episode was called "The Itchy & Scratchy & Poochie Show" and was episode eight of season fourteen. On this special episode Poochie was introduced to The Itchy & Scratchy Show to try and retain viewers.
1995

Irina Privalova ran the world record female indoor 50 meter run in just 5.96 seconds.

On the same day she also scored a world record for running 60 meters in only 6.92 seconds.
1989

Five Pharaoh sculptures were discovered in the temple of Luxor.

OTD in 1989: Five Pharaoh sculptures were discovered in the temple of Luxor.
The excavation lasted until April 20, 1989 when the last piece was found at the depth of 4.5 meters. The pieces date back to 1470 BC.
1986

Halley’s Comet was last seen from Earth. It only orbits the Earth once every 75 to 76 years.

Halley's Comet is expected to pass over Earth again on July 26, 2061.
1984

Hershey’s Chocolate Company was founded by Milton S. Hershey in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, US.

1964

The Beatles made their first appearance on the “Ed Sullivan Show” and pulled in a record-breaking 73.7 million viewers.

1943

A 48-hour working week order was signed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt to increase production during World War II.

1942

Daylight Saving started in the US.

At the time it was known as War Time and was suggested by President Roosevelt as a way of saving energy.
1934

A record low temperature was recorded and reached a bone-chilling -15°F in Central Park, New York City.

OTD in 1934: A record low temperature was recorded and reached a bone-chilling -15°F in Central Park
1886

Martial Law was declared in Seattle by President Grover Cleveland due to anti-Chinese unrest.

Source Politico
1870

President Ulysses S. authorized the establishment of the United States National Weather Service (NWS).

The NWS responsibility was placed onto the Secretary of War as the military was the most reliable option for conducting prompt, accurate and regular observations.

Did you know that on this day, February 9th 1984, Hershey's Chocolate Company was founded by M. S. Hershey?