On this day 9 January

Important Days

Non-Resident Indian Day (India)


Important Event

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

Birth/Birth Anniversary

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

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


1922 – Har Gobind Khorana, Indian-American biochemist and academic, Nobel laureate (d. 2011)

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

1952 – Kaushik Basu, Indian economist and academic

Death/ Death Anniversary

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