On This Day: What happened on 09 February?

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Here’s a look at what happened on this day, 09 February, throughout history. We remember the news, events, and people that influenced the course of history forever.

ON THIS DAY: 09 FEBRUARY

2018 | The 2018 Winter Olympics, the opening ceremony was performed in Pyeongchang County in South Korea.

2016 | Twelve people died, and 85 others were injured when two passenger trains collided in the German town of Bad Aibling in the state of Bavaria.

1996 | Sigurd Hofmann, Victor Ninov et al discovered Copernicium.

1991 | Voters in Lithuania voted for independence overwhelmingly from Moscow.

1971 | Sixty-four people were killed and 2 000 injured when a magnitude 6.5-6.7 earthquake struck the Greater Los Angeles area with the highest Mercalli intensity of XI (Extreme).

1971 | Satchel Paige became the first Negro League player to be voted into the United States of America’s Baseball Hall of Fame.

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ON THIS DAY: DEATHS

2013 | Japanese-American martial artist and trainer, Keiko Fukuda, 100.

2018 | American actor, and United States ambassador to Mexico, John Gavin, 87.

2012 | English philosopher and academic, John Hick, 90.

2013 | Irish hurler, Jimmy Smyth, 82.

2004 | Canadian journalist and politician, Claude Ryan, 79.

BIRTHDAYS

1940 | British drummer, and songwriter, Brian Bennett.

1949 | Scottish golfer, and journalist, Bernard Gallacher.

1963 | Australian comedian and movie actor, Peter Rowsthorn.

1974 | American basketball player, and coach, John Wallace.

1992 | Australian rugby league player, Mitchell Frei.

SPORTS

2000 | On this day,  in a Scottish Cup tie, the mighty Celtic were beaten 3-1 at home by part-timers minnows Inverness Caledonian Thistle.

ENTERTAINMENT

2018 | An American romantic comedy “When We First Met” was released. It was directed by Ari Sandel and written by John Whittington.

AFRICA FACT

According to the sixth edition of the Tobacco Atlas, the people of Guinea-Bissau are among the lightest smokers in the world, where it’s people smoke at least two cigarettes.

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