This Day in History on 9 July

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

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

Important Days

Important Events

1875: Bombay Stock Exchange, the country’s first stock exchange, was established.

1877: The inaugural Wimbledon Championships began.

1893: The first successful open-heartsurgery took place on Chicago’s South Side by Dr. Daniel Hale Williams. The patient was James Cornish, a young man with a knife wound to the chest from a barroom brawl.

1951: India’s first Five Year Plan was published.

1969: Tiger was declared the national animal of India.

1995: The Navaly church bombing is carried out by the Sri Lanka Air Force killing 125 Tamil civilian refugees.

1999: Days of student protests begin after Iranian police and hardliners attack a student dormitory at the University of Tehran.

2002: The African Union is established in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, replacing the Organisation of African Unity (OAU). The organization’s first chairman is Thabo Mbeki, President of South Africa.

2006: One hundred and twenty-five people are killed when S7 Airlines Flight 778, an Airbus A310 passenger jet, veers off the runway while landing in wet conditions at Irkutsk Airport in Siberia.

2011: South Sudan gains independence and secedes from Sudan.

Birth/Birth Anniversary

Guru Dutt
K. Balachander

1903: Ghulam Ahmad Parwez, a pioneer of Quranist doctrine from pre-Independence India and later Pakistan.

1925: Guru Dutt, an Indian film director, producer, and actor.

1930: Kailasam Balachander, an Indian filmmaker and playwright.

Judith M. Brown
Sanjeev Kumar

1938: Sanjeev Kumar, an Indian film actor.

1944: Judith M. Brown, Indian-English historian and academic

1956: Tom Hanks, an American actor, and filmmaker.

1970: Anuradha Sriram, an Indian Carnatic and playback singer.

Death/ Death Anniversary

1856: Amedeo Avogadro, an Italian scientist.

1932: King Camp Gillette, an American businessman. He invented a best-selling version of the safety razor.

1997: C. Ramaswamy Mudaliar, also known simply as C. Ramaswamy, was an Indian businessman, and politician.

2005: Rafiq Zakaria, an Indian politician and Islamic religious cleric.

2020: Ranjan Ghoshal, an Indian theatre director, and musician.

Further Reading

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