9 July (TODAY IN HISTORY) Collected facts include the people born today, the death of famous persons, war conflicts, freedom of any country, the invention of new technology, change of power, important national and international day etc.
Important events of 9 July
- In America, the first natural gas well was discovered in 1815.
- South American country Argentina achieved independence from Spain in 1816.
- In the Montreal city of Canada, in 1852, 1100 construction sites were stuck in a fierce fire.
- India first stock exchange, the Bombay Stock Exchange, was established in 1875.
- The first Wimbledon tennis tournament was organized in 1877.
- In 1893, Daniel Williams did open heart surgery for the first time without anaesthesia.
- In 1944, Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose accepted the leadership of Azad Hind Fauj to liberate India from British rule.
- India’s first five-year plan (1951-56) was started in 1951.
- From the Wildlife Board in 1969, the lion was chosen as the national animal of the country.
- The Soviet Union conducted underground nuclear tests in 1972.
- As Prince of Wales’s representative, Prince Charles spent the last night in the 300-year-old colony of the Bahamas in 1973.
- Margaret Thatcher started his second term as Britain Prime Minister on 9 July 1982.
- In the third Test against India in London, England all-rounder Ian Botham scored his career-best score of 208. This game ended the match.
- South Africa got permission to participate in the Olympic Games again in 1991.
- Agreement between George Speight and Military Leaders in Fiji in 2000.
- India has announced to set up two posts on Pak border in 2001.
- The name of the Organization of African Unity was changed in 2002 to the African Union.
- The African Union was formed in the capital of Ethiopia, Adis Ababa in 2002.
- South Africa President Thabo Mbeki became its first president in 2002.
- The Asian Development Bank created a fund for its 42 member countries in 2004 to fight terrorism.
- At least 122 people died after the 2006 Shibir Airlines A310 crash on the runway of Irkutsk airport in Siberia.
- Indian-born American scientist Himanshu Jain was awarded the Otto Scott Research Award 2007 for his philanthropy in the field of Glass Science.
- In 2008, Iran tested nine missiles capable of long and medium range.
- Africa Sudan was divided into two parts in 2011. The southern part became the Republic of South Sudan.
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Born on 9 July
- The inventor of sewing machine Elias Howe was born in 1819.
- From 1905 to 1910, Lord Minto II, Viceroy of India and Governor-General was born in 1845.
- The Politician of the National Congress, Minister of Parliamentary Affairs and former Governor of Madhya Pradesh Satya Narayan Sinha was born in 1900.
- The second Lok Sabha member, Manak Agarwal, was born on 9 July 1923.
- Famous actor and director Hindi films, Vasantkumar Shivshankar Padukone, popularly known as Guru Dutt, was born in 1925.
- Film Producer Director and Screenwriter K. Balachander was born 0n 9 July 1930.
- Famous film actor Sanjeev Kumar was born in 1938.
- Brazilian footballer Fabio Pereira da Silva was born in 1990
Died on 9 July
- Religious preacher Chaitanya Dev died in 1533.
- The famous poet Shari Bhopali passed away in 1991.
- Isabel Sanford an American actress died in 2004
- Charles Lane an American actor died on 9 July 2007
National/International Holidays and Observations List
- Constitution Day (Australia)
- Constitution Day (Palau)
- Constitutionalist Revolution Day (São Paulo)
- Independence Day (Argentina)
- Independence Day celebrates the freedom of South Sudan from Sudan in 2011.
- Nunavut Day (Nunavut)
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