Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries/February 9

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This is a list of selected February 9 anniversaries that appears on the "On this day" section of the Main Page. To suggest a new item, in most cases you can be bold and edit this page. Please read the selected anniversaries guidelines before making your edit. However, if your addition might be controversial, or on a day that is or soon will be on the Main Page, please post your suggestion on the talk page instead.

Please note that the events listed on the Main Page are chosen based more on relative article quality and to maintain a mix of topics, not based solely on how important or significant their subjects are. Only 5–6 events are posted at a time and thus not everything that is "most important and significant" can be listed. In addition, an event is not generally posted this year if it is also the subject of the scheduled February 9, 2019 featured article or the February 9, 2019 featured picture.

To report an error when this appears on the Main Page, see Main Page errors. Please remember that this list defers to the supporting articles, so it is best to achieve consensus and make any necessary changes there first.

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Blurb Reason
474 – As the seven-year-old Leo II was deemed too young to rule, his father Zeno was crowned as co-Byzantine Emperor. refimprove section
1555Marian martyr John Hooper, the Bishop of Gloucester, was executed by burning. unreferenced sections
1621 – Alessandro Ludovisi became Pope Gregory XV, the last Pope elected by acclamation. refimprove
1895William G. Morgan, a YMCA physical education director in Holyoke, Massachusetts, U.S., invented a game called Mintonette, which evolved into volleyball. needs expert attention
1945World War II: HMS Venturer sank U-864 in history's only incident where one submarine has intentionally sunk another while both were fully submerged. refimprove section
1959 – The Soviet R-7 Semyorka, the world's first intercontinental ballistic missile, became fully operational. refimprove

Eligible

February 9: Rio Carnival begins in Brazil (2018)

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Judith Quiney (d. 1662) · Alberto Vargas (b. 1896) · Gerhard Richter (b. 1932)

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