This Day in History on 9 November

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

Important Days

Legal Services Day (India)

Important Events

1710: Reynier de Klerk, governor-general of Dutch-Indies, baptized.

1851: Kentucky marshals abduct abolitionist minister Calvin Fairbank from Jeffersonville, Indiana, and take him to Kentucky to stand trial for helping a slave escape.

1906: Theodore Roosevelt became the first President of the United States to leave the country during his tenure. They visited the Panama Canal.

1909: The Times reports failure of Gandhi Government negotiations on Transvaal laws.

1913: Weekly ‘Pratap’ was published from Kanpur which was edited by Ganesh Shankar Vidyrarthi.

1937: Japanese troops occupied the Chinese city of Shanghai.

1947: Junagadh Sansthan was dissolved and taken over by the Government of India.

1948: Administration of Mayurbhanj State taken over by the Government of India.

1953: Cambodia gained independence from France.

1960: Robert McNamara became chairman of the Ford Motor Company.

1967: The first issue of Rolling Stone magazine was published.

1967: Bhartiya Kranti Dal, a new political party founded.

1985: Prince Charles of Britain and Princess Diana were welcomed in America.

1988: 12 were killed in an accident at the Bharat Petroleum refinery in Mumbai.

1989: The Berlin Wall was razed. The Berlin Wall divided not only the Germans but the entire world for nearly three decades.

1990: JD expels Gujarat CM Chimanbhai Patel and UP CM Mulayam Singh Yadav from Legislative wings and primary membership of the party.

1990: Vishwanath Pratap Singh resigned from the post of Prime Minister of India after losing the Vote of Confidence moved against him.

1992: Chandralekha resigns from IAS and joins Tamizhaga Wellatchi Iyyakkam (Tamil Movement for Good Government) led by Dr. Subramaniam Swamy.

1993: Tamil Nadu Assembly urges the Centre to amend Constitution to retain 69\% reservation for backward classes.

1997: Film Federation of India chooses Malayalam film ‘Guru’ as official entry for Oscar awards.

1997: Poonam Chibber, Miss Canada, crowned seventh Miss India Worldwide.

1998: India rejects Pakistan’s bid to internalise the Sir Creek issue at the bilaternal talks in New Delhi.

1999: Prof. Romila Thapar, historian, is elected to the highest British academic honour.

2000: Establishment of Uttarakhand High Court.

2019: The final judgment in the Ayodhya dispute was declared by the Supreme Court of India.

Birth/Birth Anniversary

1801: Gail Borden, inventor of skim milk.

1841: Edward VII, King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain, Ireland, and Emperor of India.

1867: Shrimad Rajchandra, an Indian-Jain philosopher, scholar, and poet.

1871: Padmnath Gohain, litterateur of modern Assamia Barua, was born.

1877: Enrico de Nicola, first president of the Republic of Italy.

1877: Mohammad Iqbal, Pakistani poet, philosopher, and political leader.

1897: Kotamaraju Rama Rao, founder-editor of Lucknow’s “National Herald”, was born at Chirala. He was referred by Gandhiji as ‘Fighting Editor’.

Chitresh Das, Indian dancer
Chitresh Das, Indian dancer

1904: Panchanan Maheshwari was born in Jaipur, Rajasthan. He studied the morphology, anatomy and embryology of some angiosperms, the class of plants which produce flowers with different embryological studies. He discovered species of plants like “Panchanania Jaipuriensis and Isoeted Panchananil”.

1914: Hedy Lamarr, an Austrian-American actress, inventor, and film producer. 

1918: Choi Hong Hi, inventor of the Taekwondo Martial Arts.

1924: Pandit C. R. Vyas, veteran singer, was born.

1931: L. M. Singhvi, Member of Lok Sabha, jurist, scholar, diplomat, and Indian Ambassador to England.

1934: Carl Sagan, American astronaut, author, and scientist.

1944: Chitresh Das, Indian dancer and choreographer (d. 2015)

1954: Shankar Nag, an Indian-Kannada actor, screenwriter, director, and producer.

1972: Laxmi Poruri, guntur India and tennis star (1994 Futures-College Park), was born.

1975: Subodh Bhave, a popular Indian-Marathi actor, writer, producer, and director.

Death/ Death Anniversary

1236: Ruknud-din Firuz Shah, son of Emperor Iltutmish, was assassinated.

Dhondo Keshav Karve, Indian activist
Dhondo Keshav Karve, Indian activist

1940: Neville Chamberlain, Prime Minister of England.

1942: Jami, last evergreen poet of Parsi language, died.

1952: Chaim Weizmann, first President of Israel.

1960: Subroto Mukherji, first Air Chief Marshall of Indian Air Force, suddenly died.

1962: Dhondo Keshav Karve, social reformer and educationist Bharat Ratna awardee, died.

1970: Charles de Gaulle, French president, and general.

1977: Keshavrao Bhole, great music director, passed away.

1980: P. C. Joshi, former General Secretary of Indian Communist Party, passed away.

2000: Eric Morley, creator of the Miss World pageant.

Binod Bihari Verma, Indian physician
Binod Bihari Verma, Indian physician
K. R. Narayanan, Indian journalist and politician
K. R. Narayanan, Indian journalist and politician

2003: Vinod Bihari Verma, Indian-Maithili language writer, and poet.

2005: K. R. Narayanan, Indian journalist and politician, 10th President of India (b. 1921)

2011: Har Govind Khurana, Indo-US Nobel Laureate.

Further Reading

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