This Day in History on 9 May
On this page, we will list all historical events that have occurred on 9th May. The students can refer them while preparing for all competitive exams and banking exams.
- 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
1753: Maharaja Surajmal attack on Delhi.
1874: First horse-drawn tram car started running in Mumbai.
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.
1995: Two new gas and oil reserves found off the Gujarat and Bombay coast.
Birthday / Anniversary:
1540: Maharana Pratap, great revolutionary, soldier and freedom fighter, was born.
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.
1919: Ram Kumar Gupta, great industrialist, was born at Delhi.
Death / Death Anniversary:
1338: Saint Chokhoba passed away.
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.
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.