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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: 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.

Maharana Pratap
Maharana Pratap

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.

Gopal Krishna Gokhale,
Gopal Krishna Gokhale,

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:

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

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.

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

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.

Further Reading

Month-wise This Day in History

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