This Day in History on 9 December

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

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

Important Days

International Anti-Corruption Day अंतर्राष्ट्रीय भ्रष्टाचार निरोधक दिवस

The day focuses on the ill effects of corruption, which is one of the most notorious socio-political phenomena that affects all countries. The Day is observed to create awareness about it.

International Anti-corruption Day history starts from 31 October 2003, when the General Assembly adopted the UN convention against corruption.


Important Events

1940 – World War II: Operation Compass: British and Indian troops under the command of Major-General Richard O’Connor attack Italian forces near Sidi Barrani in Egypt.

1971 – Indo-Pakistani War: The Indian Air Force executes an airdrop of Indian Army units, bypassing Pakistani defences.

Birth/Birth Anniversary

1870 – Ida S. Scudder, Indian physician and missionary (d. 1960)

1919 – V. Dakshinamoorthy, Indian singer-songwriter (d. 2013)

1946 – Sonia Gandhi, Italian-Indian politician

Death/ Death Anniversary

Futher Reading

Month-wise This Day in History