February 9 in History
1796February 9, 1796:
Qianlong abdicates the Qing dynasty throne as the fourth emperor and is succeeded by Jiaqing.
1943February 9, 1943:
The Allied Army defeats Japan, bringing an end to the Battle of Guadalcanal.
1960February 9, 1960:
American actress Joanne Woodward becomes the first person to be honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
1964February 9, 1964:
The Beatles perform in the United States for the first time through the “Ed Sullivan Show”.
1979February 9, 1979:
The neo-noir crime-drama film, “Hardcore” is premiered in New York City.
1984February 9, 1984:
The Prime Minister of the Soviet Union, Yury Andropov dies while in power.
1992February 9, 1992:
Magic Johnson makes his NBA comeback at the All-Star game three months after announcing his immediate retirement because he had contracted HIV.
1996February 9, 1996:
Chemical element number 112 (later called copernicium) is synthesized by a group of scientists led by German physicist Peter Armbruster.
2000February 9, 2000:
The 50th Berlin International Film Festival opens with the screening of the Wim Wenders film, “The Million Dollar Hotel”.
2020February 9, 2020:
South Korean film, “Parasite” picks up the “Best Picture” award at the 92nd Academy Awards, becoming the first non-English language film to win the category.