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 that of the IAS Exam.

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

Important Days

Important Events

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

1925 – Guru Dutt, Indian actor, director, and producer (d. 1964)

1930 – K. Balachander, Indian actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2014)

1938 – Sanjeev Kumar, Indian film actor (d. 1985)

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

Death/ Death Anniversary

Futher Reading

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