This Day in History on 9th March

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 9th March. The students can refer to them while preparing for all competitive exams and banking exams.

Important Days

09 March: Teachers’ Day in Lebanon

Important Event

1776: Publication of Adam Smith’s famous book on economics, ‘The Wealth of Nations’.

1796: Napoleon Bonaparte married Josephina, his first wife.

1945: World War II- US B-29 bombers struck Tokyo, Japan. More than 1 lakh people died in it.

1959: The Barbie doll made its debut at the American International Toy Fair in New York.

1961: Successful launch of Russian spacecraft Sputnik 9 with a human dummy and a dog.

1992: Poet-writer Dr. Harivansh Rai Bachchan awarded the first Saraswati Award by the Vice President of India at a function organized by the K. K. Birla Pratishthan in New Delhi.

Birthday / Anniversary

1454: Amerigo Vespucci, an Italian merchant, explorer, and navigator.

1824: Amasa Leland Stanford, an American industrialist, and politician. He is the founder of Stanford University.

1836: Navalram Pandya, a Gujarati critic, playwright, poet, essayist, editor, educationist, and a social reformer.

1934: Yuri Gagarin, a Soviet Air Forces pilot and cosmonaut who became the first human to journey into outer space.

1943: Robert Fischer, an American chess grandmaster.

1951: Ustad Zakir Hussain, an Indian tabla player.

1956: Shashi Tharoor, an Indian politician, writer, and former international diplomat.

1985: Parthiv Patel, an Indian cricketer.

Death / Death Anniversary

1851: Hans Christian Orsted, a Danish physicist and chemist.

1947: Jhaverchand Meghani, Indian poet and playwright (b. 1896)

1969: Sir Homi Mody, a noted Indian-Parsi businessman associated with Tata Group and an administrator of India.

1992: Menachem Begin, the sixth Prime Minister of Israel.

1994: Devika Rani, an actress in Indian films.

2012: Joy Mukherjee, an Indian film actor, and director.

2013: Viren J. Shah, Indian businessman and politician, 21st Governor of West Bengal (b. 1926)

Further Reading

Month-wise This Day in History

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