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February 9 Birthdays

William Henry Harrison
1773–1841, American President.

Amy Lowell
poet (1874)

Dean Rusk
secretary of state (1909)

Carmen Miranda
actress (1909)

J. M. Coetzee
novelist (1940)

Carole King
pop songwriter, singer (1942)

Joe Pesci
actor (1943)

Alice Walker
author (1944)

Mia Farrow
actor (1945)

Vince Papale
football player (1946)

Zhang Ziyi
actor (1979)

February 9 in History


Jefferson Davis was chosen as the president of the Confederate States of America.


The battle of Guadalcanal ended with an American victory.


Senator Joseph McCarthy claimed he had evidence there were card-carrying members of the Communist Party in the State Department.


The Beatles made their first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show.


Lithuanians voted overwhelmingly for independence from the Soviet Union.


A U.S. nuclear sub struck the Ehime Maru, a Japanese fishing boat.

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