This Day in History on 9 September

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

Important Days

Important Events

1543: 9-months-old Mary Stuart became the queen of Scotland.

1791: Washington, D.C., the capital of the United States, was named after President George Washington.

1839: John Herschel took the first glass plate photograph.

1812: The Bank of Hindustan General Bank in Bengal and the Bengal Bank became the first banks in India to issue paper currency. (India’s first printed banknote).

1845: California became the 31st State of the United States.

1892: Amalthea, the third moon of Jupiter was discovered by Edward Emerson Barnard.

1911: The first airmail service in Britain began, operating between Hendon and Windsor.

1985: Deaf and Dumb swimmer Taranath Shenoy swam across English Chanel for the third time.

1990: 184 Tamil civilians were killed by Shri Lankan Army in Batticaloa District.

1997: Pradeep Thipsena, Chess player, won the Grandmaster title.

2002: The Rafiganj train wreck happened in Bihar, India.

2012: The Indian Space Research Organization puts into orbit its heaviest foreign satellite yet, in a streak of 21 consecutive successful PSLV launches.

2015: Elizabeth II became the longest-reigning monarch of the United Kingdom.

2016: The government of North Korea conducts its fifth and reportedly biggest nuclear test.

Birth/Birth Anniversary

Syed Abid Ali

1585: Cardinal de Richelieu, French statesman and chief minister to Louis XIII from 1624, who crushed all opposition to the monarchy.

1737: Luigi Galvani, Physicist, physician, biologist, and philosopher. He discovered Animal Electricity. He is recognized as the pioneer of bioelectromagnetics.

1828: Leo Tolstoy, Russian author, and playwright. He is regarded as one of the greatest authors of all time.

Akshay Kumar

1850: Bharatendu Hrishchndra, Indian poet, and playwright commonly referred as the “Father of Modern Hindi”.

1890: Colonel Sanders, American businessman, founded (Kentucky Fried Chicken) KFC.

1899: Kalki Krishnamurthy, an Indian writer, journalist, poet, critic, and Indian independence activist.

1904: Feroze Khan, Indian-Pakistani field hockey player and coach (d. 2005)

1905: Brahmarishi Hussain Sha, Indian philosopher and poet (d. 1981)

Vikram Batra

1941: Dennis Ritchie, an American computer scientist, created the C programming language.

1941: Syed Abid Ali, Indian cricketer

1966: Adam Sandler, American actor, comedian, and producer.

1967: Akshay Kumar, Indian actor.

1974: Vikram Batra, Indian Army Officer. Honored with Parma Veer Chakra.

1975: Raj Kundra, an Indian British businessman.

Death/ Death Anniversary

Verghese Kurien

1087: William the conqueror, As a Duke of Normandy William, conquered England and took the throne as William I.

1513: King James IV, King of Scotland, died at the Battle of Flodden Field, defeated by English troops.

1942: Shirish Kumar, Indian Freedom fighter.

1960: Jigar Moradabadi, Indian Urdu Poet.

1976: Mao Tse Tung, Chinese communist revolutionary who founded the People’s Republic of China in 1949.

1978: Jack Warner, Canadian Entrepreneur. He founded Warner Brother’s Studio along with his brother Sam Warner.

2003: Edward Teller, Hungarian entrepreneur. Known as the Father of the hydrogen bomb who raised the bar for warfare’s destructive capabilities.

2012: Verghese Kurien, an Indian engineer, and businessman founded Amul.

Further Reading

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