The Daily News | February 9

US Congress prohibited importation of opium, 1909
Bill Haley died, 1981
William Dunfey, founder of Dunfey Hotels, died, 1991
Battle of Guadalcanal ended, 1943
Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky, Russian author, died, 1881
US Weather Bureau established, 1870
Appalachian Trail route published in the Federal Register, 1971
American Indian Society organized, 1822
Remarkable meteoric procession observed (central Canada to Bermuda), 1913
Appalachian Mountain Club founded, 1876
Beatles appeared on “The Ed Sullivan Show” (73.7 million viewers), 1964
Yuri Andropov, Soviet President, died, 1984
John Quincy Adams elected president by the US House of Representatives, 1825
Earthquake shook Los Angeles (64 killed), 1971