This Day in History on 9 June
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 June. The students can refer them while preparing for all competitive exams and banking exams.
- Coral Triangle Day
1659: Dara Shikoh was handed over to Aurangzeb’s army by Jiwan Kha
n, a Baluchi whose life was saved by Dara.
1752: French army surrenders to the English in Trichinopoly, India.
1957: General Election ( 2nd) of India ends.
1964: Lal Bahadur Shastri became the second Prime Minister of India when the country was shocked of Jawaharlal Nehru’s death and Indo-China war. Shastri gave the quotation “”Jai Jawan Jai Kisan”” which motivated the war-affected Indians to boost their morale. He remained in this office till he died on January 11, 1966 at Taskent. In his cabinet, Indira Gandhi served as Minister of Information and Broadcast
1967: Narayan Shripad Rajhans, alias Bal Gandharva, went into a coma in Bombay and never regained his consciousness.
1980: M. G. Ramachandran’s second AIADMK ministry takes office.
1986: ICMR set up a network of Reference/Surveillance Centres for AIDS in almost all states of India.
1992: LDF wrests Narakal while the UDF retains the Tanur assembly seat in Kerala.
1992: Rajesh Khanna (Congress-I) defeats Shatrughan Sinha to wrest the New Delhi Lok Sabha seat from the BJP.
1997: Portfolio changes were effected by I K Gujral in Union Cabinet.
1997: At least 50 persons were killed and 5,000 families affected in a landslide triggered by heavy rains in Gangktok.
1998: Gujarat was hit by a cyclone killing 1,000 people in six days.
1998: 81 persons are killed as cyclone hits the Saurashtra and Kutch regions of Gujarat and Jalore district of Rajasthan. Subsequently, the toll is put at 934 in the Kutch-Saurashtra region alone.
Birthday / Anniversary:
1909: Baburao Arnalkar, the famous detective story writer, was born.
1923: Idris Hassan Latif, Air Chief Marshal, was born in Hyderabad, Deccan.
1923: K. Alagirisami, the famous journalist, playwright and story writer, was born.
1948: Laloo Prasad Yadav, former Chief Minister of Bihar, was born.
1949: Kiran Bedi, the first woman Indian Police Service Officer, was born in Amritsar, Punjab.
1931: Nandini Satpathy, Indian author, and politician, 8th Chief Minister of Odisha (d. 2006)
1975: Ameesha Patel, Indian actress, and producer
1981: Anoushka Shankar, English-Indian sitar player, and composer
1985: Sonam Kapoor, Indian model, and actress
Death / Death Anniversary:
1716: Banda Singh Bahadur, Indian commander (b. 1670)
1834: Dr. William Carey, great writer, and a social worker died.
1900: Birsa Munda, the freedom fighter, and leader died in Ranchi Jail.
1991: Raj Khosla, famous film producer, and director, passed away.
1994: Yogi Dhirendra Bhramachari, [controversial Flying Swami], Hindu saint, died in an air crash near Jammu. He was 70.
2011: M. F. Husain, Indian painter, and director (b. 1915)