February 9: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?
(Page last edited 10/12/2017)
- 1825 - After no presidential candidate receives a majority ofelectoral votes in the election of 1824, the United States House of Representatives elects John Quincy Adams President of the United States.
- 1889 - President Grover Cleveland signs a bill elevating the United States Department of Agriculture to a Cabinet-level agency.
- 1895 - William G. Morgan creates a game called Mintonette, which soon comes to be referred to as volleyball.
- 1971 - Satchel Paige becomes the first Negro League player to be voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.
- 1971 - Apollo program: Apollo 14 returns to Earth after the third manned moon landing.
- Famous Birthdays: William Henry Harrison (American general and politician, 9th President of the United States), Jacques Monod (French biochemist, Nobel Prize laureate), Gerhard Richter (German painter), J. M. Coetzee (South African author, Nobel Prize laureate), Joseph E. Stiglitz (American economist, Nobel Prize laureate)
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