This Day in History on 9th April

The historical events hold a lot of value for aspirants who are sitting for UPSC competitive exams including the IAS Exam. 

On this page, we will list all historical events that occurred on 9th April. The students can refer to them while preparing for all competitive exams and banking exams.

Important Days

Konkani Day (Vishwa Konkani Dis) will be celebrated in Goa on April 9, 2016.

Important Events

1867: A proposal to buy Alaska from Russia was approved by the United States.

1953: Warner Bros. released the first 3D film titled ‘House of Wax’.

1980: The Iraqi regime of Saddam Hussein killed philosopher Muhammad Baqir al-Sadr and his sister Bint al-Huda after three days of torture.

1991: Georgia declared independence from the Soviet Union.

1994: The R D Birla National Award awarded to Scientist P. M. Bhargava for outstanding achievements in microbiology.

1995: Lata Mangeshkar received Avadhratna and Sahuratna award by the governor of Uttar Pradesh

2005: Charles, Prince of Wales marries Camilla Parker Bowles in a civil ceremony at Windsor’s Guildhall.

Birthday / Anniversary

1336: Timur, a Turco-Mongol conqueror who founded the Timurid Empire.

1770: Thomas Seebeck, a Baltic German physicist.

1806: Isambard Kingdom Brunel, an English civil engineer.

1893: Rahul Sankrityayan, the Father of Indian Travelogue Travel literature.

1925: Linda Goodman, an American astrologer, and poet.

1926: Hugh Hefner, an American magazine publisher.

1929: Sharan Rani Backliwal, Indian sarod player and scholar (d. 2008)

1948: Jaya Bachchan, an Indian film actress, and politician.

1954: Jairam Ramesh, an Indian economist, and politician.

1988: Swara Bhaskar, an Indian actress.

1990: Kristen Stewart, an American actress, and filmmaker.

Death / Death Anniversary

1626: Francis Bacon, an English philosopher, and statesman.

1994: Chandra Rajeshwara Rao, an Indian freedom fighter.

2001: Behram Contractor, an Indian journalist, and humourist.

2009: Shakti Samanta, an Indian film director, and producer

2014: Aelay Narendra, Indian politician (b. 1946)

Further Reading

Month-wise This Day in History

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