This Day in History on 9th February

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 9th February. The students can refer them while preparing for all competitive exams and banking exams.

Important Days


Important Events

1991 – Voters in Lithuania vote for independence.
1996 – The Provisional Irish Republican Army declares the end to its 18-month ceasefire and explodes a large bomb in London’s Canary Wharf, killing two people.
1996 – Copernicium is discovered, by Sigurd Hofmann, Victor Ninov et al.[9]
2016 – Two passenger trains collided in the German town of Bad Aibling in the state of Bavaria. Twelve people died, and 85 others were injured.
2018 – Winter Olympics: Opening ceremony is performed in Pyeongchang County in South Korea.

Birth/Birth Anniversary

1922 – C. P. Krishnan Nair, Indian businessman, founded The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts (d. 2014)

1929 – A. R. Antulay, Indian social worker and politician, 8th Chief Minister of Maharashtra (d. 2014)

Death/ Death Anniversary

1981 – M. C. Chagla, Indian jurist and politician, Indian Minister of External Affairs (b. 1900)

2012 – O. P. Dutta, Indian director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1922)

Futher Reading

Month-wise This Day in History