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On This Day — February 9th

"High-Rise" - Red Carpet - BFI London Film Festival

February 9th is the 40th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 325 days remaining until the end of the year (326 in leap years). This date is slightly more likely to fall on a Tuesday, Thursday or Saturday (58 in 400 years each) than on Sunday or Monday (57), and slightly less likely to occur on a Wednesday or Friday (56).

Historical Events: 

1861 – Jefferson Davis is elected the Provisional President of the Confederate States of America by the Confederate convention at Montgomery, Alabama.

1942 – Year-round Daylight saving time is re-instated in the United States as a wartime measure to help conserve energy resources.

1950 – US Senator Joseph McCarthy accuses the United States Department of State of being filled with Communists

1964 – The Beatles make their first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show, performing before a “record-busting” audience of 73 million viewers across the USA.

1986 – Halley’s Comet last appeared in the inner Solar System.

Celebrity Births:

Actor Tom Hiddleston turns 37

Home Alone Actor Joe Pesci turns 75

Game of Thrones Actress Rose Leslie turns 31

Actor Michael B. Jordan turns 31

Actress Mia Farrow turns 73

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