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.
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.
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.
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.