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 This day in History - February 9
434 Historic Events for February 9
1867

Natsume S“seki [Natsume Kinnosuke], Japanese author (Kokoro)

Birth
1867

Nebraska becomes 37th US state

Event
1867

Edward Naylor, composer

Birth
1870

US Army establishes US National Weather Service

Event
1871

Franc S Finzgar, Slovenian clergyman/writer (Our Blood)

Birth
1871

Federal fish protection office authorized by Congress

Event
1871

Howard T Ricketts, US pathologist (studied typhus fever)

Birth
1874

Amy Lowell, US poet/critic (Patterns, Sword Blades and Poppy Seed)

Birth
1874

Vsevolod Meyerhold, Russian theatrical director/actor (Houligan)

Birth
1874

Jules Michelet, French historian (History of France), dies at 75

Death
1875

Sidney Hugo Nicholson, composer

Birth
1876

Martin Stixrud, Norway, figure skater (Olympic-bronze-1920)

Birth
1876

Alo‹s Walgrave, Flemish writer/pastor (Silent hours)

Birth
1879

Carl Natanael Berg, composer

Birth
1879

Jacques Bainville, French historian/essayist/journalist

Birth
1881

Feodor M Dostoevski, Russian novelist (Crime and Punishment), dies at 59

Death
1882

Thomas Campbell, S African cricket wicketkeeper (5 Tests 1909-12)

Birth
1884

Frederik Gerretson, [Geerten Gossaert], Dutch poet/politician)

Birth
1885

Alban Maria Johannes Berg, Vienna Austria, a Lulu of a composer!

Birth
1885

1st Japanese arrive in Hawaii

Event
1886

Pres Cleveland declares a state of emergency in Seattle because of anti-Chinese violence

Event
1887

Vital Celen, Flemish writer (Puppy Love)

Birth
1887

Henry Zimmerman, baseball player (1912-batted .372 with 14 HRs)

Birth
1890

Jacobus J P Oud, Dutch architect/co-founder (Stijl)

Birth
1891

Ronald Colman, England, 1947 Acad Award actor (Tale of 2 Cities)

Birth