February 09 in history: Invention of volleyball, declaration of emergency by British government and more

From the invention of volleyball to the declaration of emergency by the British government, we've got it all covered!

Let's dive into today's history.

1757

Calcutta is restored to British control.

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1895

Volleyball invented by W G Morgan in Massachusetts.

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1959

The world's first intercontinental ballistic missile becomes operational in USSR.

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1972

British government declares emergency after month-long coal miners' strike.

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1996

IRA ends an 18-month ceasefire by exploding a large bomb in London.

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