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February 09: This Day That Year

February 09

- 1773 - Birthday: William Henry Harrison, 9th President of the United States born in Charles City, Virginia.

- 1822 - Haiti invaded the newly founded Dominican Republic.

- 1825 - USA: House of Representatives elected John Quincy Adams 6th US president.

- 1861 - Jefferson Davis & Alexander Stephens elected President & VP respectively of the Confederate States of America (US Civil War).

- 1886 - US: Because of anti-Chinese violence, President Grover Cleveland declares a state of emergency in Seattle.

- 1895 - US: W G Morgan invented Volleyball in Massachusetts.

- 1941 - Netherlands: Nazi collaborators destroy the café Alcazar Amsterdam because the cafe refused to hang "No Entry for Jews" signs in front of cafe.

- 1969 - USA: 1st flight of the Boeing 747 jumbo jet.

- 1970 - Birthday: Glenn McGrath, Australian cricket fast bowler (124 Tests, 563 wickets), born in Dubbo, New South Wales.

- 2020 - British Airways Boeing 747-436 makes fastest supersonic flight from New York to London (4 hours and 56 minutes /1,327 km/h).

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