Historical Events for 9th February 2023

1744 – Battle at Toulon (French/Spanish vs English fleet of Adm Matthews)
1918 – US Army chaplain school organizes at Ft Monroe, Virginia
1924 – Nakhichevan ASSR constituted within Azerbaijan SSR
1939 – Belgian Spaak government falls
1956 – KHPL (now KWNB) TV channel 6 in Hayes Center, NB (ABC) 1st broadcast
1971 – Elektra Records releases eponymous debut album of American singer-songwriter Carly Simon; garners two Grammy Awards, including Best New Artist
1972 – British government declares state of emergency after month-long coal miners’ strike
1974 – “The Americans (A Canadian’s Opinion)” by Gordon Sinclair peaks at #24
1986 – 36th NBA All-Star Game, Reunion Arena, Dallas, TX: East beats West, 139-132; MVP: Isiah Thomas, Detroit Pistons, G
1989 – Kevin Johnson (Phoenix) ends NBA free throw streak of 57 games

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