On This Day 9 August

Important Days

Important Events

1329 – Quilon, the first Indian Christian Diocese, is erected by Pope John XXII; the French-born Jordanus is appointed the first Bishop.

1814 – Indian Wars: The Creek sign the Treaty of Fort Jackson, giving up huge parts of Alabama and Georgia.

1877 – Indian Wars: Battle of the Big Hole: A small band of Nez Percé Indians clash with the United States Army.

Birth/Birth Anniversary

1909 – Vinayaka Krishna Gokak, Indian scholar, author, and academic (d. 1992)

1924 – Mathews Mar Barnabas, Indian metropolitan (d. 2012)

1975 – Mahesh Babu, Indian actor and producer

Death/ Death Anniversary

2015 – Kayyar Kinhanna Rai, Indian journalist, author, and poet (b. 1915)