This Day in History on 9 January

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 January. The students can refer them while preparing for all competitive exams and banking exams.

Important Days

Non-Resident Indian Day (India)

Important Event

1760: Ahmed Shah Durrani defeated the Marathas at the Battle of Bararighat.

1788: Connecticut became the 5th state of the United States.

1880: Indian revolutionary Vasudev Balwant Phadke was sentenced to life in prison for treason and taken to Aden by ship from Tehran.

1915: Mahatma Gandhi came to India from Africa.

1918: Battle of Bear Valley: The last battle of the American Indian Wars.

1941: The murder of six thousand Jews in Bucharest, the capital of the European country Romania.

1982: First Indian scientific team arrived in Antarctica.

2007: Steve Jobs released the first iPhone.

2012: Lionel Messi won FIFA’s Ballon d’Or (Best Footballer) Award for the second year in a row.

Birth/Birth Anniversary

Vrindavan Lal Verma
Lister Sinclair

1889: Vrindavan Lal Verma, a Hindi novelist, and playwright.

1908: Simone de Beauvoir, a French writer, intellectual, existentialist philosopher, political activist, feminist, and social theorist.

1913: Richard Nixon, the 37th president of the United States.

Har Gobind Khorana

1921: Lister Sinclair, Indian-Canadian broadcaster and playwright (d. 2006)

1922: Har Gobind Khorana, an Indian American biochemist.

1927: Sunderlal Bahuguna, a noted Garhwali environmentalist and Chipko movement leader.

1934: Mahendra Kapoor, an Indian playback singer.

Kaushik Basu

1938: Chakravarthi Ramanujam, an Indian mathematician.

1946: Mohammad Ishaq Khan, Indian historian and academic (d. 2013)

1952: Kaushik Basu, Indian economist and academic

1955: Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, an Indian diplomat and politician who is the Minister of External Affairs of the Government of India.

1965: Farah Khan, an Indian film director, film producer, actress, dancer, and choreographer.

1974: Farhan Akhtar, an Indian film actor, director, screenwriter, playback singer, producer, and television host.

1976: Raghava Lawrence, an Indian choreographer who has also worked in films as an actor, director, composer, dancer, and playback singer.

1889: Vrindavan Lal Verma, Indian author and playwright (d. 1969)

2000: Hima Das, an Indian sprinter from the state of Assam.

Death/ Death Anniversary

1848: Caroline Herschel, a German astronomer.

1873: Napoleon III, the first president of France.

1878: Victor Emmanuel II, the first king of a united Italy.

1923: Satyendranath Tagore, the first Indian to join the Indian Civil Service.

1998: Kenichi Fukui, a Japanese chemist, was known as the first Asian person to be awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry.

2003: Qamar Jalalabadi, an Indian poet and lyricist of songs for Hindi movies.

2013: Robert L. Rock, American businessman and politician, 42nd Lieutenant Governor of Indiana (b. 1927)

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