This Day in History on 9th May

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

Important Days

  • Liberation Day (Guernsey and Jersey)
  • Europe Day, commemorating the Schuman Declaration. (European Union)
  • Victory Day observances, celebration of the Soviet Union victory over Nazi Germany

Important Events

1753: Maharaja Surajmal attack on Delhi.

1874: Horse-drawn trams introduced in Mumbai.

1874: First horse-drawn tram car started running in Mumbai.

1877: A magnitude 8.8 earthquake off the coast of Peru killed 2,541 peopl

1904: Steam-powered City Truro becomes the first engine in Europe to reach speeds of over 160 km / h.

1907: Two thousand dacoits riot in eastern Bengal.

1917: Fighting breaks out at Kharkwasta in the north-west frontier of India.

1933: Gandhiji announced suspension of Civil Disobedience Movement for six weeks and called on the Government to withdraw its Ordinances.

1955: West Germany became a part of NATO.

1995: Two new gas and oil reserves found off the Gujarat and Bombay coast.

1999: India’s Rupi Unnikrishnan won silver in the prone group at the Atlanta Grand Prix shooting event.

Birthday / Anniversary

Maharana Pratap
Maharana Pratap

1540: Maharana Pratap, great revolutionary, soldier and freedom fighter, was born.

1661: Jahandar Shah, a Mughal Emperor.

1866: Gopal Krishna Gokhale, freedom fighter and political leader, was born in Kotluk village of Ratnagiri district of Maharashtra.

1908: Arkalgudun Krishnarao, Kannad writer, was born.

Gopal Krishna Gokhale,
Gopal Krishna Gokhale,

1919: Ram Kumar Gupta, great industrialist, was born at Delhi.

1954: Mallika Sarabhai, an activist, and Indian classical dancer and actress.

1989: Deverakonda Vijay, an Indian film actor, and producer.

1992: Sai Pallavi, an Indian film actress, and dancer.

Death / Death Anniversary

1338: Saint Chokhoba passed away.

Karmaveer Bhaurao Patil, founder of Rayat Educational Institute,
Karmaveer Bhaurao Patil, founder of Rayat Educational Institute

1931: Albert Michelson, an American physicist.

1955: Anant Mane, a film director from Maharashtra, India.

1959: Karmaveer Bhaurao Patil, founder of Rayat Educational Institute, passed away.

1981: Pandit Sundarlal, great revolutionary and writer of ‘Bharat Mein Angreji Raj’, passed away.

Durga Bai Deshmukh, social reformer, freedom fighter
Durga Bai Deshmukh, social reformer, freedom fighter

1981: Durga Bai Deshmukh, social reformer, freedom fighter, planner, administrator, educationist and parliamentarian passed away at Hyderabad.

1993: S. Mulgaokar, 82, journalist, passed away.

1995: Abha Gandhi, servant to Mahatma Gandhi, passed away. He was 68 years.

1998: Playback singer Talat Mehmood, 75, passed away in Mumbai.

1999: Karamsibhai Jethabhai Somaiya, an Indian Industrialist.

2008: Firoz Dastur, an Indian film actor and an Indian classical vocalist.

Further Reading

Month-wise This Day in History

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